Antique Navajo Indian Wedding Basket
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pre 1920: Item # 1183047
Territorial Indian Arts
7077 E. Main St. #7
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Traditional Navajo Indian Wedding basket which is used for many ceremonies, is finely woven of sumac, red dye from Mountain Mahogony root and black dye from crushed and boiled sumac leaves, berries and twigs.
The many points represent the mountains of the underworld and the clouds of this world.
Especially finely woven, lovely soft age patina, excellent original condition.
the cloth plug in the center suggests ceremonial use.
15" diameter by 4" deep.
From the Orpha MacPherson Estate.
Buyer pays $20.00 for shipping and insurance.