Dancing Deer Basket by Sonya Black (#53)



Sonja Black is the daughter of Peggy and Eddie Black and the granddaughter of Mary Holiday Black. Sonja’s heritage is strong when it come to the art of Navajo basketry, and through that association her skills are well honed. Sonja has woven this impressive version of a ceremonial basket encircled by deer. To the People, deer symbolize sustenance and protection of one’s family along with speed, agility, and a shrewd, crafty nature. Hand-tanned and specially prepared buckskins were an essential element in the creation myth and are essential to medicine men in specific ceremonies.

Sonja Black

Sonya is the daughter of Peggy Black