Pin, Novelty, Sterling Silver, Yei, Vintage, Estate
Who doesn’t need a little guardian Yei adorning their hat or handbag?
The Rainbow Man Yei is a guarding spirit who represents life-sustaining rains for the agricultural Southwest. In this charming pin, Rainbow Man is depicted in his traditional curved posed with his hands held high. A beautifully hued turquoise stone is the highlight. Pin this one to your favorite denim jacket or trusty old hat!
Provenance: this pin is from the estate of western art and history collector, Bruce VanLandingham
History: Navajo Yeis control day, night, rain, wind, and sun. They are supernatural, grandparent spirits that intercede between humans and the Creator.
- affiliation: likely Navajo
- materials: sterling silver
- dimensions: 2"
- weight: 13 grams
- closure: locking c clasp
- condition: very nice vintage condition with light oxidation and wear
- style number: JP328