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Description: Screen of dried reeds bound together with twine, at the bottom, four “keyhole” openings with yeibichai faces, painting in four bands of the four sacred (directional) colors, white, black, blue and yellow, at the top, four yeibichai faces with cloud ladders corresponding to the faces below, four snakes carved of cottonwood painted in the four colors; Native American, Navajo, circa 1920
Location of Origin: North America
Medium/Materials: Reeds, cottonwood, string, natural pigments.
Dimensions: Height with heads at top: 51.5”. Width: 68”; Length of snakes: 31”
Primary Classification: Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : Native American
Provenance: Made by a Navajo shaman (hatali) in the first part of the 20th centurySold or traded by her or his family to a trading post owner on the Navajo Reservation in its Arizona sectionPurchased at the trading post ca. 1972 or 3 by Jonathan Holstein;
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