Navajo Baskets

 Navajo baskets possess a rich history, indicative of the Navajo people’s movement into the Southwest and their subsequent adoption of a lifestyle which would best help them survive in the high red rock desert of the American Southwest.  Interestingly, Navajo baskets today descend from basketmaking techniques adopted from Ancestral Puebloan people.  As is true with other Navajo art forms perfected by rug weavers and silversmiths, Navajo basket artists have mastered techniques necessary to create fine baskets with a uniquely Navajo flavor.(Continued below)


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Navajo Kokopelli Basket - Nellie Black (#01)

$250.00


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Navajo Pitch Pot - Etta Rock (#29)

$250.00


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Navajo Crimson Callicore Basket - Jonathan Black (#117)

$299.00


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Navajo Ceremonial w/ Puppies Basket - Jean B. Cly (#87)

$350.00


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Navajo Pitch Pot - Lester Jay Denetsosie (#02)

$375.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Basket - Alicia Nelson (#222)

$375.00


Navajo Hand Beaded Tohono O' Odham Basket by Darlene Eddie

Navajo Hand Beaded Tohono O' Odham Basket - Darlene Eddie (#01)

$495.00


Hopi Soyok Wahti Burden Basket - Dorlene Gashweseoma (#01)

Hopi Soyok Wahti Burden Basket - Dorlene Gashweseoma (#01)

$495.00


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Navajo Protective Rams Basket - Jonathan Black (#113)

$495.00


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Navajo Butterflies Basket - Fannie King (#83)

$495.00


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Navajo Small Duck Basket - Betty Rock Johnson (#114)

$495.00


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Navajo Interweave Overlay Basket - Gene Johnson (#01)

$499.00


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Navajo Turkey's Basket - Bessie Holiday (#12)

$500.00


Navajo Ceremonial Yei Basket - Peggy Black (#368)

Navajo Ceremonial Yei Basket - Peggy Black (#368)

$575.00


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Navajo Lady Bugs Basket - Jean B. Cly (#85)

$600.00


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Navajo Deer Ceremonial Basket - Peggy Black (#391)

$600.00


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Navajo Guardian of the Sky Basket - Gene Johnson (#02)

$625.00


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Navajo Raised Ceremonial Turtle Basket - Margaret Cly (#01)

$685.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Yei's Basket - Lynnaya Joe (#01)

$750.00


Navajo Sandpainting Basket - Cora Black (#01)

Navajo Sandpainting Basket - Cora Black (#01)

$750.00


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Navajo Spinner Basket - Alicia Nelson (#225)

$750.00


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Navajo Coyote Stealing Fire Basket - Jonathan Black (#132)

$750.00


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Navajo Coyote & Toad Story Basket - Peggy Black (#393)

$750.00


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Navajo Inner-connected Basket - Jonathan Black (#118)

$875.00


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Navajo Small Maze Basket - Joann Johnson (#108)

$875.00


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Navajo Guarding the People Basket - Jonathan Black (#114)

$900.00


Navajo Grandfather Basket - Peggy Black (#361)

Navajo Grandfather Basket - Peggy Black (#361)

$990.00


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Navajo Long Walk Basket - Jonathan Black (#115)

$990.00


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Navajo Deep Whirlwind Basket - Rachel F. Begay (#01)

$990.00


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Navajo American Eagle Basket - Peggy Black (#379)

$995.00


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Navajo Sandpainting Basket - Jonathan Black (#127)

$995.00


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Navajo Butterflies Basket - Peggy Black (#067)

$1,100.00


Late 1900's Karok Basketry Hat w/ Obsidian Blade Design (#03)

Late 1900's Karok Basketry Hat w/ Obsidian Blade Design (#03)

$1,195.00


Navajo Oval Ceremonial Variation Basket by Joann Johnson

Navajo Oval Ceremonial Variation Basket - Joann Johnson (#42)

$1,250.00


Navajo Male/Female Pictorial Basket by Alicia Nelson

Navajo Male/Female Pictorial Basket - Alicia Nelson (#146)

$1,250.00


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Navajo Traditional Lifestyle Turtle Basket - Lorraine Black (#228)

$1,250.00


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Navajo Walking Sun Basket - Fannie King (#84)

$1,250.00


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Navajo Black and White Tree of Life Basket - Elsie Holiday (#355)

$1,375.00


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Navajo Illusion Basket - Alicia Nelson (#223)

$1,400.00


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Navajo Black & White Basket - Alicia Nelson (#217)

$1,495.00


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Navajo Thunder Basket - Alicia Nelson (#224)

$1,495.00


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Navajo Family Basket - Peggy Black (#392)

$1,495.00


Navajo Dream Basket By Elsie Holiday

Navajo Dream Basket - Elsie Holiday (#267)

$1,600.00


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Navajo Ancient Rendering Basket - Alicia Nelson (#219)

$1,750.00


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Navajo Yei-be-chei Dancers Basket - Peggy Rock Black (#387)

$1,750.00


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Navajo Illusion Butterfly Basket - Alicia Nelson (#218)

$1,850.00


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Navajo Doodle Basket - Joann Johnson (#96)

$1,875.00


Navajo Patriotic Butterfly Basket by Elsie Holiday

Navajo Patriotic Butterfly Basket - Elsie Holiday (#070)

$1,900.00


Navajo Horses of the Sun Basket by Lorraine Black

Navajo Horses of the Sun Basket - Lorraine Black (#210)

$1,975.00


Navajo Pictorial Basket - Lorraine Black (#225)

Navajo Pictorial Basket - Lorraine Black (#225)

$1,995.00


Navajo Fire God Basket - Lorraine Black (#226)

Navajo Fire God Basket - Lorraine Black (#226)

$1,995.00


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Navajo Double Ceremonial Basket - Kee Bitsinnie (#02)

$1,995.00


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Navajo Rainbow Turtle Basket - Peggy Black (#381)

$1,995.00


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Navajo Traditional Dances Basket - Lorraine Black (#230)

$1,995.00


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Navajo Solar Eclipse Basket - Elsie Holiday (#379)

$1,995.00


Navajo Coyote Stealing Fire Basket - Jonathon Black (#34)

Navajo Coyote Stealing Fire Basket - Jonathon Black (#34)

$2,400.00


Navajo Yei's & Corn Basket - Lorraine Black (#220)

Navajo Yei's & Corn Basket - Lorraine Black (#220)

$2,495.00


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Navajo Butterfly Basket - Elsie Holiday (#357)

$2,495.00


Navajo Interlocken Basket by Elsie Holiday

Navajo Interlocken Basket - Elsie Holiday (#117)

$2,500.00


Navajo Patriotic Symbolism Pictorial Basket - Peggy Black (#299)

Navajo Patriotic Symbolism Pictorial Basket - Peggy Black (#299)

$2,500.00


Navajo Fun & Folk Pictorial Basket by Peggy Black

Navajo Fun & Folk Pictorial Basket - Peggy Black (#108)

$2,500.00


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Navajo Mother Earth/Father Sky Basket - Lorraine Black (#229)

$2,500.00


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Navajo Traditionl Basket Dancers Basket - Peggy Black (#388)

$2,500.00


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Navajo Sacred Animals Basket - Peggy Black (#384)

$2,700.00


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Navajo Rainbow Toad Basket - Elsie Holiday (#359)

$2,750.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Squash Blossom Basket - Peggy Black (#385)

$2,750.00


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Navajo Hidden Yeis Basket - Chris Johnson (#42)

$2,750.00


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Navajo Sky Strike Basket - Elsie Holiday (#378)

$2,975.00


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Navajo Sandpainting Basket - Mary & Kayla Black (#340)

$2,995.00


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Navajo Coral Feathers Basket - Elsie Holiday (#377)

$2,995.00


Navajo Eagle Way Basket - Jamison Black (#01)

Navajo Eagle Way Basket - Jamison Black (#01)

$3,125.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Horses Basket - Mary Holiday Black & Granddaughter (#348)

$3,125.00


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Navajo Three Necklaces Basket - Elsie Holiday (#376)

$3,125.00


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Navajo Home of the Buffalo People Basket - Lorraine Black (#231)

$3,125.00


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Navajo Ganado Turtle Basket - Elsie Holiday (#373)

$3,250.00


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Navajo Changing Woman Basket - Elsie Holiday (#374)

$3,750.00


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Navajo Germantown Squash Blossom Basket - Elsie Holiday (#368)

$4,375.00


Navajo Train Basket Set by Elsie Holiday

Navajo Green Train Basket - Elsie Holiday (#233)

$4,500.00


Navajo Long Walk Basket - Peggy Black (#348)

Navajo Long Walk Basket - Peggy Black (#348)

$11,500.00


Navajo Corn Spirit Basket Set by Elsie Holiday

Navajo Corn Spirit Basket Set - Elsie Holiday (#231)

$25,650.00


All Navajo baskets employ the coil method of weaving using rhus trilobata, more commonly known as three-leaf sumac.  The foundation for all designs is the Navajo ceremonial basket which continues to be woven and used in traditional Navajo healing rites.  In the late 1960’s, a few Navajo basket weavers experimented with other pictorial elements such as yei’i and eagles.  As a result of this early experimentation, Navajo basket artistry is currently experiencing its richest period of innovation.  Led by innovator and weaving teacher, Mary Holiday Black, the work of younger fine basket technicians and artisans such as Elsie Holiday, Lorraine Black, Alicia Nelson and Joann Johnson have exploded into a plethora of representational and geometric designs, making Navajo basketry one of the most exciting movements in contemporary Native American art. 


Artists who create Navajo Baskets:

Rachel F. Begay
Rachel F. Begay
Kee Bitsinnie
Kee Bitsinnie
Cora Black
Cora Black
Jamison Black
Jamison Black
Jonathan Black
Jonathan Black
Navajo Basket Artist Lorraine Black
Lorraine Black
Mary Holiday Black
Mary Holiday Black
Nellie Black
Nellie Black
Navajo Basket Artist Peggy Black
Peggy Black
Jean Cly
Jean Cly
Margaret Cly
Margaret Cly
Lester Denetsosie
Lester Denetsosie
Darlene Eddie
Darlene Eddie
Dorlene Gashweseoma
Dorlene Gashweseoma
Bessie Holiday
Bessie Holiday
Navajo Basket Weaver Elsie Holiday
Elsie Holiday
Lynnaya Joe
Lynnaya Joe
Betty Rock Johnson
Betty Rock Johnson
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson
Gene Johnson
Gene Johnson
Navajo Basket Weaver Joann Johnson
Joann Johnson
Fannie King
Fannie King
Navajo Basket Artist Alicia Nelson
Alicia Nelson
Etta Rock
Etta Rock
Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist

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