Havasupai Basket


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This coiled, circular Havasupai basket in black and white design dates from the 1930’s. Martynia showing outside and inside.

Native American baskets are woven with more than willow and sumac- they are also woven with the tribal beliefs of the weaver. Baskets were used by most early inhabitants of North America, with the oldest basket found in the Southwest dating to about 8,000 years ago. Ancestral Puebloan sites (forerunners of today’s Pueblo Indians) contained ancient woven baskets.

Used with permission of the Grand Canyon National Park.


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