Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yei Interpretation Finished

I'm back! And I am pleased to post pictures of Yei Interpretation, the finish.  I never lost interest in this piece.  In fact, I enjoyed every single stitch.

If you looked at some of the Yei rugs and pictures, you will see right away that my yeis are in line with traditional depictions and yet, also my very own interpretation.

The long green with yellow dividers between each yei represent corn as does their ceremonial staffs.  The small beaded symbols in the middle of the dividers are each out of Indian lore.

Although the colors may not be typical of the wonderful traditional Indian woven rugs, my color schemes add a modern and bright aspect to my interpretation.
Each yei has a necklace complete with actual rocks and minerals.  The necklaces are free-flowing meaning they aren't tacked down so the piece has movement.

The staffs are also adorned with stones.  These are all uniform in type whereas the necklace stones are made to match the color of the clothing and headband.

This pictures is kind of goofy but it goes to show how large the piece is.  It makes a very nice table runner although I don't know if that's what it actually is.  The edging is finished so that it can lay without worry of unraveling or anything but I can also see that this piece would do nicely in a frame as well.

This piece didn't take as long as I thought so I have a new project to take me through the new year.   Of course, I'll be sharing it with you as it progresses.


Susan said...

This is wonderful ... especially your subtle touches of stones and the free moving necklaces! PERFECT and also quite cheerful and excellently crafted too!

Kathy A. said...

Love, love, love your piece Wanda.

Wendy said...

Wow, this is lovely! What a gorgeous piece of stitching and so unusual


With this on your table it makes me want to eat corn!!