Navajo Ceremonial Wedding Basket
B1319 – Navajo Ceremonial Wedding Basket
Navajo handmade ceremonial wedding basket. This basket is made from an inner coil of sumac or cottonwood and has an outercoiling of split thin-leafed yucca. The step designs are clouds or mountains, the red ring in the can be described as a rainbow, and the center represents the beginning of life. The main feature of any wedding basket design is the pathway, adopted from the Navajo creation story. These baskets are traditional and are widely used for ceremonial occasions. Made in the USA. This antique basket measures 18" diameter by 3 1/4" deep.