Small Birds and Turtle Basket by Lorraine Black (#267)

Small Birds and Turtle Basket by Lorraine Black
Small Birds and Turtle Basket by Lorraine Black
Small Birds and Turtle Basket by Lorraine Black

Small Birds and Turtle Basket by Lorraine Black (#267)

Signature of Navajo Basket Weaver Lorraine Black

 $2,500.00

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12" wide x 7 1/2" high

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If you ask those in the know, among the top ten contemporary Navajo basket weavers, you will always hear Lorraine Black’s name mentioned. In this pictorial basket, circa 1990s, Lorraine has chosen a variety of themes based on the Navajo Creation stories. The turtle on top references water, moisture, and rain, something her high-desert homeland doesn’t get much of. The sitting birds and floating heads encircling the vessel reference the story of Talking God and how small birds relate to his existence and benevolent nature. Through her weavings, Lorraine Black is a wonderful representative of her rich cultural heritage.


About the artist:

Navajo Basket Artist Lorraine Black

Inspired by dreams, Lorraine Black's skills have literally elevated basket weaving to new dimensions. Lorraine Black's infectious laugh belies the serious magic her hands conjure up when weaving a basket. Unprecedented in her ideas, Lorraine's baskets are innovative and beautiful. Many of them make good use of texture through over-stitching and the addition of objects such as flint arrowheads or horsehair.

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