Basket Navajo Style WeddingBasket Navajo Style Wedding
Basket Navajo Style Wedding

Basket Navajo Style Wedding

Basket Navajo Style Wedding

A basket maker made this antique Navajo style wedding basket in the early 1900's with red willow, split yucca leaves and devils claw. There are many interpretations as to the meaning of the symbols woven into Navajo wedding baskets. Their design shows the traditional pathway or break extending from the center which can symbolize the beginning of life. In addition, the black triangles could mean rain clouds in the red sky band (red rings).  The outer coils represent the increase of the Navajo people who emerge along the pathway.  The central cloth plug  indicates it could have been used in ceremonies.
This antique basket has some fading and small breaks in the fibers but is in overall in good condition. You will be proud to add this Basket to your collection.
The basket has an approx. diameter of 11" and depth of 2".
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