Navajo Wedding Basket
Vintage handmade Navajo wedding/ceremonial basket by an unknown artist. This basket is made from the bark and reeds of a sumac tree. The basket now has a subtle golden brown patina due to its age. The technique used to make the basket is a multi-rod coiling method with a herringbone braided rim. The terraced black 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.