Sandpainting Humpback Yei rug by Florence Riggs (Navajo)
The Yei Rug depicts the "supernatural 'Holy People' who communicate between the Navajos and their gods." Frequently the Rainbow Yei is included surrounding the main figure group. They are believed to restore health when invoked in ceremony.
A Guide to Navajo Rugs
Sandpainting rugs are based upon ceremonial sandpainting designs and are usually square in shape. The background is typically tan to reflect the color of plain sand. The images depicted are usually of supernatural beings and powerful plants and/ or animals.