c. 1960's Yei Bi Chei rug by Connie Thompson (Navajo), hand spun, carded, and dyed
Yeibichai rugs represent ceremonies in which human dancers portray yeis. These figures are pictured in profile rather than face forward as is traditional with a Yei rug. At the head of the central group of dancers is usually a lead dancer while following behind is usually a clown character known as a "water sprinkler". Sometimes the medicine man and the patient for whom the dance is being performed are also depicted.