Native American Navajo Made Soft Sculpture Ornaments

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Native American Navajo Made Soft Sculpture Ornaments by Peter Ray James

These wonderful soft-sculptures are created by Peter Ray James. This Navajo man handsews these small ornaments and stuffs them, then paints various designs on the pieces, finishes them by tying small branches to their sides or backs. Each one is unique in design and painted colors. All are handcrafted here in the southwestern United States by Peter. Each piece is signed.

The Bear is believed to be very powerful and capable of curing illness. Bear is also considered a great warrior.

Yei bi chai. This figure is intended as a replica of the Navajo Talking God, the leader of the Yeibichai dancers who wear masks of the Yei and appear on the ninth and last night of the Navajo's Nightway healing ceremony. The Hopi stage a Navajo Katsina Dance on First and Third Mesas, led by this Katsina. The corn plant signifies life and a prayer for a rich harvest.

The horse or burro is a beast of burden and regarded as a member of the family for the Native people.

The buffalo is powerful medicine and reminds us of abundance.

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Peter Ray James--Orn

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Navajo
Navajo Made Soft Sculpture Ornaments - Bear
$24.00

Description

The Bear is believed to be very powerful and capable of curing illness. Bear is also considered a great warrior. Colors and patterns will vary.

Dimensions: 3.5 in. long

SKU: Peter Ray James--bear

Navajo
Navajo Made Soft Sculpture Ornaments - Buffalo
$24.00

Description

The Buffalo is powerful medicine and reminds us of abundance. Colors and patterns will vary.

Dimensions: 3.5 in. long

SKU: Peter Ray James--buffalo

Navajo
Navajo Made Soft Sculpture Ornaments - Horse/Burro
$24.00

Description

The Horse or Burro is a beast of burden and regarded as a member of the family for the Native people. Colors and patterns will vary.

Dimensions: 3.5 in. long

SKU: Peter Ray James--horse

Navajo
Navajo Made Soft Sculpture Ornaments - Yei
$24.00

Description

The Yei is the leader of the Yeibichai dancers who appear on the ninth and last night of the Navajo's Nightway healing ceremony. Colors and patterns will vary.

Dimensions: 4 in. tall

SKU: Peter Ray James--yei

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