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Diné (Navajo) Artist

Wedding Basket, n.d.
Grass and wood
x 16 15/16 in. ( x 43 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P1914
Sub-hemispherical with a flat base. Coiled construction. 'Wedding Basket' design: two bands of interconnected triangles in black, brown, and buff with a traditional 'spirit break.'

willow stem and sumac

An Apache, Ute, or Paiute, rather than a Navajo basketmaker produced this traditionally colored reddish-brown and black Navajo "wedding basket." THe balck results from a misture of coal, sumac leaves, and resin; the reddish-brown form a mixture of mountain majogany, juniper roots, and alder bark.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 87, fig. 303.

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