McKusick's Gila Pottery
Desert House Lotz McKusick Gila Pottery Tile Panel Yei Dancers
Two 6 inch tiles make up this panel of Navajo Yei dancers. The tiles ate face mounted onto original masonite backing with a deep red frame and a sawtooth hanger makes this ready to display on a wall. Desert House, which was owned by Bebe and Don Lotz showcased the tile work of Gila Pottery made by Bob and Charmion McKusick in the 1950's. Nice Southwestern Native American design. Overall size is 16" tall, 9 3/4" wide and 1" deep. Excellent condition.
The Yei are tall, elongated spirits which represent protection. In each hand they are holding prayer sticks. In a properly conducted ceremony it is believed to restore mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health.