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Huge Wallace Watchman Navajo Yei-Bei-Chai Sand Painting

  Lot # N267
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Huge Wallace Watchman Navajo Yei-Bei-Chai Sand Painting
Very Unusual Large Size.
This Is A Large Master Work By The Skilled Navajo Artist Wallace Watchman. This Vintage Yei Is Circa 1970. This Sand Painting Is Signed With A Handwritten Statement By The Artist.

The Navajo Sandpainting Is A Sacred Tool That Is Included As Part Of A Healing Ceremony. For This Reason, One Navajo Term For This Art [Ikaah], Translates Into “Where The Gods Comes And Go.”

This Pictorial Sandpainting Reflects The Navajo Landscape And Lifestyle. This Fine Example Of Watchman's Work Was Created With Sand Made From Natural Colored Crushed Rock, Stone, And Minerals For The Different Shades And Colors.

Condition:
Good, See Photos

Size:
Overall: 23" X 59"
Visible: 17" X 53"