The Yei is regarded as a supernatural being by the Navajo, and they are believed to be the first to inhabit the earth. Before the Yei left earth, they left instructions with the people on how to live an easier life.
The male Yei is depicted in sandpaintings with a round head and the female Yei has an angular head.
I have been experimenting in creating different size Native American Indian dolls. This doll measures about 9.25″tall and 3.5″wide. She is created with various fabrics, wood, leather, feathers, beads, and horsehair.
This assemblage piece was created about a year ago using harvested tree bark that was given to me by a fellow club member. Other items are old rusted hardware, found objects, beads, and wire.
I had posted earlier pics of some proto type Indian dolls I had been working on. Here is the finished product. She stands about 6.5″x2.5″ and is created out wood, feathers, leather, horse hair, clay, & various fabrics. She has a more contemporary feel because of the way she is created. The front bodice of her dress is hand painted with designs.
This doll was created a few years back. My intentions with this art doll was to create a two sided doll. but it didn’t turn out that way.