Benefit Item: Yei’ Bi’ Chei’ Textile


SKU: 2003.0412 Category:



Yei’ Bi’ Chei’ Textile; Made Circa 1950-60s.

9′ Wide x 19′ Long

Artist: Unknown (Navajo)

Shipping: TBD

Navajo textiles have been coveted for more than two hundred years, they were considered esteemed possessions and were traded among other Native Nations and others, because of their fine weaving designs and techniques. Regional designs with distinctive patterns, styles, and colors continue with modern-day Navajo weavers. Navajo Yei’ Bi’ Chei’ weavings are pictorial in nature and portray Navajo ceremonial deities.

As part of our annual Benefit Sale, the Wheelwright Museum is honored to offer this impressive Yei’ Bi’ Chei’ textile, the weaver is unknown and was created circa the 1950s-60s. The rug measures a remarkable 9 feet wide and 19 feet long. This is a traditional tight weave made from sheep’s wool dyed in vivid colors. It was acquired by the Wheelwright in 2003 and may have been originally created for a movie set. Whether you are looking to make a bold statement in your home or are enchanted by the auspicious history of Navajo weaving, this rug can be yours for $14,000.

For questions or to make a purchase, please contact Nadia Hamid at or call 505-982-4636 ext. 102. All sale proceeds go towards museum operation costs. We thank you in advance for your support of the Museum during this difficult time.