Pin, Novelty, Sterling Silver, Yei, Vintage, Estate

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Who doesn’t need a little guardian Yei adorning their hat or handbag?

The Rainbow Man Yei is a guarding spirit whorepresents 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
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