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Yebichai, the Beggar, 1904


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Colorized by Julius Backman Jääskeläinen
based on an original photographic print by Edward S. Curtis

  • Collectible giclée fine art print;
  • Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
  • Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
  • Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
  • Each sale directly supports the artisan;
  • Global shipping available;
  • Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing


Taken c.1904, Navajo Nation, United States
(Library of Congress)

"Tó Neinilii is the rain god of the Navajo (Diné) people of Arizona and New Mexico, known for having fun and playing tricks. In the tribal dances, he is represented by a masked man who enacts the part of clown. In Diné myths, he is the fool who dances about in order to show that he is pleased with what is happening. Tó Neinilii was said to often argue with the Navajo god Nohoilpi. In times of drought or misfortune due to the weather, it was often said that Tó Neinilii had lost a bet with Nohoilpi."

Julius Backman Jääskeläinen

A portion of the profits from sale of this print will go towards the First Nations Development Institute.

This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.


[Yebichai, the beggar, Tonenili-Navajo Indian, dressed in spruce branches].

ABOUT EDWARD S. CURTIS (1903 – 1986)
Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868–1952) was an American photographer and ethnologist. Born in Wisconsin shortly after the American Civil War, Curtis' apprenticeship in Minnesota provided him with the valuable skills that would eventually define his career. Following a move to Seattle, Curtis became a partner in an existing studio, purchasing a new camera for the large sum of USD$150 (just over USD$4000 today). Following a portrait sitting with Suquamish and Duwamish luminary Kickisomlo, Curtis embarked on numerous expeditions, eventually backed by financier J.P Morgan to produce a series on the Native American peoples. It would take over two decades to produce volumes entitled The North American Indian, with nearly 2500 original prints from Curtis' glass negatives residing with the Library of Congress.

See all prints by Edward S. Curtis.

Our prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.

S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches

Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts. More information about our prints can be found here.
‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only. Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed. More information about shipping and returns can be found here.