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)


10 1/2 inch Ceremonial Basket by Betty Rock Johnson

10 1/2 inch Ceremonial Basket - Betty Rock Johnson (#104)

$250.00


Miniature Tohono O'odham Horse-Hair Basket by Addie Molina

Miniature Tohono O'odham Horse-Hair Basket by Addie Molina (#01)

$250.00


Holy People and Mountains by Betty Rock Johnson

Holy People and Mountains by Betty Rock Johnson (#123)

$250.00


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

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

$495.00


Black and White Symmetrical Basket by Evelyn Cly

Black and White Symmetrical Basket by Evelyn Cly (#190)

$495.00


Positive and Negative Emergence Basket Set by Peggy Black

Positive and Negative Emergence Basket Set by Peggy Black (#425)

$495.00


Butterfly Basket by Fannie King

Butterfly Basket by Fannie King (#96)

$495.00


Dancing Deer Basket by Sonya Black

Dancing Deer Basket by Sonya Black (#53)

$495.00


Optical Illusion Basket by Alicia Nelson

Optical Illusion Basket by Alicia Nelson (#245)

$499.00


Deep Ceremonial Basket by Joann Johnson

Deep Ceremonial Basket by Joann Johnson (#129)

$525.00


Radiant Star Basket by Alicia Nelson

Radiant Star Basket by Alicia Nelson (#243)

$995.00


Ceremonial Variation Basket by Peggy Black

Ceremonial Variation Basket by Peggy Black (#428)

$995.00


Starburst Basket by Alicia Nelson

Starburst Basket by Alicia Nelson (#244)

$999.00


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 Basket with Rock Art Rams by Evelyn Cly

Navajo Basket with Rock Art Rams by Evelyn Cly (#188)

$1,250.00


Modified Ceremonial Basket (Tsiiyeel Design) by Fannie King

Modified Ceremonial Basket (Tsiiyeel Design) by Fannie King (#94)

$1,250.00


Placing the Stars - First Man/First Woman by Peggy Black

Placing the Stars - First Man/First Woman by Peggy Black (#430)

$1,250.00


Glittering World Basket by Joann Johnson

Glittering World Basket by Joann Johnson (#127)

$1,500.00


From The Beginning Basket by Elsie Holiday

From The Beginning Basket by Elsie Holiday (#421)

$1,750.00


Navajo Emergence Basket by Alicia Nelson

Navajo Emergence Basket by Alicia Nelson (#239)

$1,750.00


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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


Butterflies Navajo basket by Evelyn Rock Cly

Butterflies Navajo basket by Evelyn Rock Cly (#187)

$1,950.00


Shoe Game Basket by Lorraine Black

Shoe Game Basket by Lorraine Black (#258)

$1,950.00


Ceremonial Basket with Sheep by Peggy Rock Black

Ceremonial Basket with Sheep by Peggy Rock Black (#432)

$1,950.00


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Navajo Memorial Day Basket - Joann Johnson (#111)

$1,995.00


Tohono O'odham Man and Dog Horsehair Basket by Elizabeth Juan

Tohono O'odham Man and Dog Horsehair Basket by Elizabeth Juan (#01)

$2,400.00


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Navajo Dragonfly Basket - Elsie Holiday (#404)

$2,495.00


Navajo Interlocken Basket by Elsie Holiday

Navajo Interlocken Basket - Elsie Holiday (#117)

$2,500.00


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

$2,500.00


Navajo Patriotism Basket by Joanne Johnson

Navajo Patriotism Basket by Joanne Johnson (#126)

$2,500.00


Fire God Basket by Peggy Black

Fire God Basket by Peggy Black (#429)

$2,500.00


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

$2,750.00


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Navajo Rainbow Basket - Joann Johnson (#118)

$2,750.00


Round Dance at N'da' Basket by Lorraine Black

Round Dance at N'da' Basket by Lorraine Black (#262)

$2,750.00


Home of the Buffalo People Basket by Lorraine Black

Home of the Buffalo People Basket by Lorraine Black (#264)

$2,750.00


Fancy Fox Basket by Elsie Holiday

Fancy Fox Basket by Elsie Holiday (#439)

$2,750.00


Navajo Basket

Navajo Basket "Four Sacred Plants" by Joann Johnson (#123)

$2,900.00


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

$2,950.00


Navajo Chief Basket by Lorraine Black

Navajo Chief Basket by Lorraine Black (#259)

$2,975.00


Navajo Chief Basket by Lorraine Black

Navajo Chief Basket by Lorraine Black (#260)

$2,975.00


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Navajo Squash Blossom Turtle Basket - Elsie Holiday (#411)

$3,495.00


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

$3,750.00


Mother and Child Reunion Basket Set by Elsie Holiday

Mother and Child Reunion Basket Set by Elsie Holiday (#438)

$4,750.00


Art Nouveau Dragonfly Basket by Elsie Holiday

Art Nouveau Dragonfly Basket by Elsie Holiday (#437)

$4,975.00


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:

Navajo Basket Artist Lorraine Black
Lorraine Black
Navajo Basket Artist Peggy Black
Peggy Black
Navajo Basket Weaver Sonya Black
Sonja Black
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Evelyn Cly
Dorlene Gashweseoma
Dorlene Gashweseoma
Navajo Basket Weaver Elsie Holiday
Elsie Holiday
Betty Rock Johnson
Betty Rock Johnson
Navajo Basket Weaver Joann Johnson
Joann Johnson
Elizabeth Juan
Elizabeth Juan
Fannie King
Fannie King
Addie Molina
Addie Molina
Navajo Basket Artist Alicia Nelson
Alicia Nelson
Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist

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