Adobe Gallery Blog

Navajo Two Rod and Bundle Nineteenth Century Basket - C4091E

Category: Baskets | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Thu, Jul 19th 2018, 5:51pm


Navajo Indian Basket - C4091EAccording to Andrew Hunter Whiteford, in his book Southwestern Indian Baskets Their History and Their Makers, the design on this nineteenth-century Navajo basket may be "ancestral to the classic wedding basket design, which is rare on old two-rod-and-bundle baskets." Whiteford 1988;36.  His meaning is that the red zigzag band morphed into the straight-edged band now seen in the wedding baskets of today.  The wedding basket design of today is rare in nineteenth-century baskets but it seems to have had its start with the design of this one.

This Native American Basket has the same two colors seen in later wedding baskets-russet red and black- another clue to this design eventually transferring to today's wedding basket design.  



Navajo Indian Basket - C4091E







#adobegallery #NativeAmericanBasket #SouthwestIndianBaskets #Navajo #Diné #DinéBasket #NavajoBasket # #SantaFeNM