Cuff, Inlay, Multi-Stone, Rainbow Man, Vintage, 595
THE RAINBOW MAN YEI IS A GUARDING SPIRIT WHO REPRESENTS LIFE-SUSTAINING RAINS FOR THE AGRICULTURAL SOUTHWEST.
In this charming cuff, Rainbow Man is depicted in his traditional curved pose with his hands held high. Set in sterling silver, his “rainbow stones” range from turquoise, mother of pearl, onyx, shell, and coral. The additional sterling silver feather detailing makes this piece extra special.History: Navajo Yeis control day, night, rain, wind, and sun. They are supernatural, grandparent spirits that intercede between humans and the Creator.
- affiliation: Zuni
- markings: inscribed- KENNY WILLIAMS
- materials: sterling silver, turquoise, onyx, mother of pearl, coral
- dimensions: 1.5" gap, 5" inner
- weight: 59 grams
- condition: excellent vintage condition with light oxidation and wear
- style number: JB2595