FILTER RESULTS × Close
Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

Plateau/Intermontane Culture

Showing 7 of 8


Southern Paiute or possibly Ute Artist



Navajo Wedding Basket, c. 1910
Grass and leaf
x 14 15/16 in. ( x 38 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P3119
Hemispherical wedding basket with flat bottom. Coiled construction. Bands of black triangles and brown on buff.

Materials
sumac and yucca leaf

Bibliography
Published in Pomona Today, Spring 1985, p.3, "Native American and European World Views."
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 41-42 (illustrated/bw 41) fig. 108.

Commentary
The "Navajo wedding basket" is used in many Navajo ceremonies to hold sacred pollen or corn meal. THe triangular designs represent the hills and vallyes of the world and the underwold. The break in the pattern is called shipapu, a word denoting the means of communication between the two worlds, The shaman always uses the basket so that the shipapu faces away from him, aided by the fact that it is indicated by th last wrapping stitches on the basket rim.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:

Bibliography List
This object has the following bibliographic references:

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:


Your current search criteria is: Portfolio is "Plateau/Intermontane Culture" and [Object]Century is "20th c".




The content on this website is subject to change as collection records are researched and refined and may be subject to copyright restrictions.
For further inquiries, contact Associate Director/Registrar Steve Comba at steven.comba@pomona.edu.