Navajo Wedding Basket
Navajo handmade ceremonial wedding basket woven by an unknown artist. This basket is made from an inner coil of sumac or cottonwood and has an outer coiling of Split thin-leafed Yucca. The basket has changed from a clean white coloration to a more subtle yellow patina. 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. This basket has remnants of blue corn mush.