Navajo (Medicine/Wedding) Ceremonial Basket from the four corner region of Arizona.
Basket was acquired from locally owned Tribal business in Teec Nos Pas, AZ, and north of the Carrizo Mountains. Limited information on purchase may be supplied at time of sale and upon request. Circa: 1970s-'80s, native artist unknown. Updating info including photos
Center: 'Earth,' 'Mother Earth,' 'The Center of the World, ‘or 'The Place of Emergence'
Symbolizes the Beginning of Life
Terraced Motif: Clouds or Mountains
Sacred Mountain Peaks or Direction *6*
Number of Yeis or Holy People *12*
---12 Songs / 12 Months---
Red Bands: Represents Mother Earth, Sun Rays or Rainbows.
Fiber used by the Navajo artist for the baskets is Sumac and ages with time, becoming richer & darker if left to breathe.
Please note: In properly displaying the basket place the opening that descends towards the center to the top.
Product Quantity: Only 1 item in stock.
Condition: Very Good! Intended for resale and kept in a protected smoke free environment. Having never been openly displayed other than for retail store use, as with photos. Before our acquisition its prior history likely was one of being held for some time by those who lived within the four corners region and upon tribal lands. Where eventually it was traded and sold through the tribal store in Teec Nos Pas, AZ.
Size: Dia: 12.0" x Depth: 2.0"
Weight: 14.0 oz | ~ Ship (1.6lbs)
- Ship weight for this sale is an approximation till revised at time of purchase. For which a total 'of all items' and their weights being shipped will be known, should this be required.
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