Native American Basket: Navajo Basket : Basket 1
- Basket 1 : Navajo Basket with a Cloud Pattern
Navajo baskets possess a rich history, indicative of the Navajo people’s movement into the vast Southwest and their subsequent adoption of a lifestyle which would best help them survive in the high red rock desert of the American Southwest. Interestingly, Navajo baskets today descend from basket-making techniques adopted from Ancestral Puebloan people. As is true with other Navajo art forms perfected by rug weavers and silversmiths, Navajo basket artists have mastered techniques necessary to create fine baskets with a uniquely Navajo flavor.