Ye'ii Tee - Water Falling Downward

$30.00

This tee was designed by Navajo artist Dustin Martin for his company SOLO (Sovereign Original Land Owners).


Often fitted with rectangular heads and antenna-like head-plumes, yé’ii are the symbolic representations of Navajo deities. First seen by westerners in the ceremonial sand paintings of hataalís, or medicine men, these figures stand for the elements that foster life on earth (such as wind and rain). Designer Dustin Martin sketched this yé'ii with thoughts of "water falling downward" on his mind.

Moisture on its way to the ocean carves topography that we map in our subconscious. Naturally, it carves its mark into the course of our everyday actions. But as humans continue to alter the path of running water, plants, animals and the landscapes are alienated from a cycle that has fostered life and renewal for generations. How much longer will Mother Earth endure our quest to divert, capture and harness water falling downward?
Cream white ink on royal unisex crew neck tee (100% cotton) athletic fit, or cream white ink on royal women's crew neck tee (100% cotton) slim fashion fit.
Dustin Martin is a Navajo artist whose work is inspired by Navajo traditional knowledge and cosmology.
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Often fitted with rectangular heads and antenna-like head-plumes, yé’ii are the symbolic representations of Navajo deities. First seen by westerners in the ceremonial sand paintings of hataalís, or medicine men, these figures stand for the elements that foster life on earth (such as wind and rain). Designer Dustin Martin sketched this yé'ii with thoughts of "water falling downward" on his mind.

Moisture on its way to the ocean carves topography that we map in our subconscious. Naturally, it carves its mark into the course of our everyday actions. But as humans continue to alter the path of running water, plants, animals and the landscapes are alienated from a cycle that has fostered life and renewal for generations. How much longer will Mother Earth endure our quest to divert, capture and harness water falling downward?
Cream white ink on royal unisex crew neck tee (100% cotton) athletic fit, or cream white ink on royal women's crew neck tee (100% cotton) slim fashion fit.
Dustin Martin is a Navajo artist whose work is inspired by Navajo traditional knowledge and cosmology.

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