Yei is the abbreviated word for the mythical holy figure in Navajo mythology known as Yei-Bei-Chei. There are many Yeis and each possessing different healing powers of equal importance. The female figure is depicted with a square head and the male figure with a round head.
At healing ceremonies, the medicine man etches the images of Yeis into the sand on the floor of the sick person's hogan. The ailing individual then sits upon this site and his illnesses are drawn out of the body, into the sand. The medicine man removes the sickness permanently from the dwelling as he scoops the sand and tosses it into the four directions of the wind.
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14 Karat Yellow Gold
Stones: Chinese Turquoise, Lapis, Black Onyx, Chrysoprase, White Magnesite
Height 1 1/4"