Ceremonial Basket with Sheep by Peggy Black (#432) Red Ribbon, Ceremonial Baskets, Gallup Ceremonial 2019

Ceremonial Basket with Sheep by Peggy Black
Ceremonial Basket with Sheep by Peggy Black
Ceremonial Basket with Sheep by Peggy Black

Ceremonial Basket with Sheep by Peggy Black (#432) Red Ribbon, Ceremonial Baskets, Gallup Ceremonial 2019

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Dibe’ e’i’ Dine’ be’iina’ a’t’e’ (Sheep is life) is still a big deal to most Navajo people. There is even an annual celebration built around the love of sheep and what they have provided the People who have maintained this life way for years. Textile arts, shelter, and a ready food source are just a short list of what sheep provide the Navajo. Peggy Rock Black has woven a wonderful modified ceremonial basket in honor of this great provider.


About the artist:

Navajo Basket Artist Peggy Black

One of the famous Douglas Mesa basket weavers, there wasn't much question about what Peggy Rock Black would choose to pursue in life. She was born into a family of weavers before she married into an equally talented family of weavers.

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Related legends:

Sheep
The gods, of course, had had the animals from the beginning of time. When they arranged the world and planned the pattern of hte stars in the sky, they first laid the glittering objects out on a sheepskin. The Sun, father of the war gods, possessed a flock of sheep in four colors. The beautiful and human myth of the Shooting Chant tells how he offered these to his twin children when they had sought and found him. More about this legend

Navajo Basketry

Basketry is a woman's industry, which is also pursued by the nadle (he changes), hermaphrodites, or men skilled in the arts and industries of both men and women. Basketry, however, is not classified with textile fabrics (yistl'o), but with sewing (nalkhad). It is of interest also that, while the basket is in progress, the sewer is untouched and avoided by the members of her family?

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Navajo Ceremonial Baskets
The Navajo wedding basket also reflects many values of traditional life and so often contains all six sacred mountains, including Huerfano and Gobernador Knob, though the size of the basket may determine the numher of mountains in the design. The center spot in the basket represents the beginning of this world, where the Navajo people emerged from a reed? More about this legend

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