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 Modified Ceremonial Basket - Evelyn Cly (#184)

$250.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Basket - Evelyn Cly (#185)

$250.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Basket - Peggy Black (#412)

$250.00


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Navajo Kokopelli Basket - Nellie Black (#01)

$250.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Basket - Betty Rock Johnson (#120)

$250.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Basket - Betty Rock Johnson (#119)

$300.00


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Hopi Star Design Basket Tray (#16)

$360.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Basket - Annie Rock (#02)

$375.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Basket - Annie Rock (#03)

$375.00


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Tohono O'odham Woven Basket w/ Handle (#17)

$375.00


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Navajo Cyclone, Wind and Stars Basket - Gene Johnson (#06)

$400.00


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Tohono O'odham 3 Pedal Squash Blossom Willow Basket - Gladys Antone (#01)

$490.00


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

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

$495.00


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Paiute Butterfly Basket - Grace Lehi (#01)

$600.00


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Navajo Spider Woman Ceremonial Basket - Fannie King (#92)

$625.00


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Navajo After Midnight Basket - Lorraine Black (#250)

$750.00


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Navajo 1960's Ceremonial Basket (#14)

$850.00


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Navajo Double Weave Ceremonial Basket - Peggy Black (#409)

$975.00


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


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Hopi Early Morning Coil Basket (#04)

$1,250.00


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Navajo Eclipse Basket Set - Lorraine Black (#237)

$1,250.00


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Navajo Chief Design Basket - Joann Johnson (#113)

$1,495.00


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Navajo Going with the Flow Basket - Joann Johnson (#120)

$1,625.00


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

$1,750.00


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Navajo Doodle Basket - Joann Johnson (#96)

$1,875.00


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Navajo 19 Feathers Basket - Elsie Holiday (#400)

$1,875.00


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Navajo Butterfly Basket - Elsie Holiday (#406)

$1,875.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Eagle Basket - Peggy Black (#411)

$1,875.00


Navajo Patriotic Butterfly Basket by Elsie Holiday

Navajo Patriotic Butterfly Basket - Elsie Holiday (#070)

$1,900.00


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Navajo From The Beginning Basket - Elsie Holiday (#421)

$1,950.00


Navajo Pictorial Basket - Lorraine Black (#225)

Navajo Pictorial Basket - Lorraine Black (#225)

$1,995.00


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Navajo Memorial Day Basket - Joann Johnson (#111)

$1,995.00


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Navajo Eagle Feathers Basket - Elsie Holiday (#417)

$1,995.00


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Navajo Dragonfly Basket - Elsie Holiday (#404)

$2,495.00


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Navajo Red Canyon Basket - Chris Johnson (#45)

$2,495.00


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Navajo Sky People Basket - Lorraine Black (#244)

$2,495.00


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Navajo Stained Glass Window Basket - Joann Johnson (#117)

$2,495.00


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Navajo Elder Tree Four Seasons Basket - Elsie Holiday (#426)

$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


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

$2,500.00


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

$2,500.00


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Navajo At the Sing Basket - Lorraine Black (#251)

$2,500.00


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Navajo Sacred Animals Basket - Peggy Black (#384)

$2,700.00


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Navajo Star-light Star-bright Basket Set - Elsie Holiday (#084)

$2,750.00


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

$2,750.00


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Navajo Equine Colors Basket - Elsie Holiday (#394)

$2,750.00


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Navajo Butterfly Basket - Elsie Holiday (#412)

$2,750.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Horses Yei Basket - Lorraine Black (#247)

$2,750.00


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Navajo Rainbow Basket - Joann Johnson (#118)

$2,750.00


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Navajo Rainbow Man Basket - Elsie Holiday (#419)

$2,750.00


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Navajo Ceremonial Jingle Dance Basket - Lorraine Black (#255)

$2,950.00


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Navajo Eternity Face Basket - Elsie Holiday (#389)

$2,995.00


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Navajo Three Necklaces Basket - Elsie Holiday (#376)

$3,125.00


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Navajo Coyote & First Man Basket - Lorraine Black (#234)

$3,125.00


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Navajo Bull Too Basket - Elsie Holiday (#402)

$3,250.00


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Navajo Spiders & Snakes Basket - Lorraine Black (#254)

$3,250.00


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Navajo Changing Woman Basket - Elsie Holiday (#374)

$3,750.00


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Navajo Monument Valley or Bust Basket - Lorraine Black (#232)

$3,750.00


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Navajo Star Bull Basket - Elsie Holiday (#395)

$3,750.00


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Navajo Polychrome Dream Basket - Elsie Holiday (#407)

$3,975.00


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

$4,375.00


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Navajo Whirlwind Polychrome Basket - Elsie Holiday (#399)

$4,500.00


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Navajo Collage Basket - Peggy Black (#398)

$4,975.00


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Navajo Corn Basket with Lid - Elsie Holiday (#231)

$7,250.00


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Navajo Solar Eclipse Basket Set - Elsie Holiday (#380)

$7,975.00


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:

Gladys
Gladys
Navajo Basket Artist Lorraine Black
Lorraine Black
Nellie Black
Nellie Black
Navajo Basket Artist Peggy Black
Peggy Black
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Evelyn Cly
Dorlene Gashweseoma
Dorlene Gashweseoma
Navajo Basket Weaver Elsie Holiday
Elsie Holiday
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
Annie Rock
Annie Rock
Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist

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