Native American Basket: Navajo Wedding Basket : Basket 21
- Basket 21 : Navajo Wedding Basket
For the Navajo people, weddings have always been cause for celebration. Within the Navajo culture, wedding baskets are symbolic and of great importance.
The Navajo Wedding basket is a coiled, woven basket made from willow, which is bundled together with stitching made from split willow or sumac. The typical coloring of the baskets are: red, black, and white. Many of these colors come from natural dyes such as cochineal, bee plant or wild spinach. When the basket is in use, the opening or ‘spirit path’ faces to the east.