Lorraine Black, Navajo Basket with Sun, Plants and Figures

$650.00
Lorraine Black is the daughter of famed basket weaver, Mary Holiday Black. Her traditional upbringing and commitment to her culture is obvious in the one-of-a-kind creations that she makes. Her exceptional weaving technique is equal to her designs. In addition to harvesting her own sumac in the springtime, she get the material ready by splitting the willow shoots into three thin strips using teeth and fingers, removing the core, and then rubbing away the bark with buckskin. This is a time consuming and difficult process.

This basket has a beautiful sun design that is embellished with Yei figures (cultural Navajo figures), plants and feathers. Lovely and collectible!

Details:
Artist: Lorraine Black, Navajo
Size: 17 1/2" diameter
Materials: Sumac & Yucca
Condition: Preowned from a private collection - front side sumac has darkened and there is some fading.  See photos
Lorraine Black is the daughter of famed basket weaver, Mary Holiday Black. Her traditional upbringing and commitment to her culture is obvious in the one-of-a-kind creations that she makes. Her exceptional weaving technique is equal to her designs. In addition to harvesting her own sumac in the springtime, she get the material ready by splitting the willow shoots into three thin strips using teeth and fingers, removing the core, and then rubbing away the bark with buckskin. This is a time consuming and difficult process.

This basket has a beautiful sun design that is embellished with Yei figures (cultural Navajo figures), plants and feathers. Lovely and collectible!

Details:
Artist: Lorraine Black, Navajo
Size: 17 1/2" diameter
Materials: Sumac & Yucca
Condition: Preowned from a private collection - front side sumac has darkened and there is some fading.  See photos

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