Black and White Ceremonial Variation Basket, unknown artist (#32)

Black and White Ceremonial Variation Basket, unknown artist
Black and White Ceremonial Variation Basket, unknown artist
Black and White Ceremonial Variation Basket, unknown artist

Black and White Ceremonial Variation Basket, unknown artist (#32)

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Mellow and golden with age, by our estimate this variation of the traditional basket was probably woven in the 1970s. Despite its experience, it remains tight and solid. An unusual ceremonial basket variation, the typical red rounds, called the blood lines, are missing and the normally black triangles are rendered into blocks.


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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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