Navajo Wedding - Ceremonial Vintage Basket from 1930's NL6

$260.00
Navajo ceremonial basket often used in weddings as well and healing ceremonies by Navajo medicine men. This is one of the few baskets used in ceremony, and this basket, made in the 1930's and is said to have been used in a ceremony. It has the original tag from The Rasmessen's Curio Store in Tucson, Arizona. It has incredible character and has aged beautifully. The Navajo place a high significance on these types of baskets.

DETAILS:
Artist: Navajo unknown
Size: 13" Diameter x 3 1/2" deep
Materials: Sumac
Condition: Good - a couple of missing stitches which is expected for it's age.


NL6

There are several interpretations of the meaning of this basket - here is one...

Colors of the Navajo Wedding basket have symbolic meaning. White represents the Spirit World or clouds. Black represents darkness or mountains. Red symbolizes blood, the Navajo Hogan (home) and a rainbow of good luck. Inside the red band are the Sacred Mountains of Navajo land. Outside the red band are the mountains of clouds.

The main feature of the basket design is the “Pathway” (the opening in the basket design). A Navajo arrives into the world from the center of the basket and the Spirit World and always has a path to return to the Spirit World. During the wedding ceremony is pointed to the East and never pointed down.
$260.00
Navajo ceremonial basket often used in weddings as well and healing ceremonies by Navajo medicine men. This is one of the few baskets used in ceremony, and this basket, made in the 1930's and is said to have been used in a ceremony. It has the original tag from The Rasmessen's Curio Store in Tucson, Arizona. It has incredible character and has aged beautifully. The Navajo place a high significance on these types of baskets.

DETAILS:
Artist: Navajo unknown
Size: 13" Diameter x 3 1/2" deep
Materials: Sumac
Condition: Good - a couple of missing stitches which is expected for it's age.


NL6

There are several interpretations of the meaning of this basket - here is one...

Colors of the Navajo Wedding basket have symbolic meaning. White represents the Spirit World or clouds. Black represents darkness or mountains. Red symbolizes blood, the Navajo Hogan (home) and a rainbow of good luck. Inside the red band are the Sacred Mountains of Navajo land. Outside the red band are the mountains of clouds.

The main feature of the basket design is the “Pathway” (the opening in the basket design). A Navajo arrives into the world from the center of the basket and the Spirit World and always has a path to return to the Spirit World. During the wedding ceremony is pointed to the East and never pointed down.

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