Pendant/Pin Zuni Knifewing Inlay
Only $145.00
Handcrafted Zuni Art

Navajo Turquoise Pendants
Only $99.95
Handcrafted Navajo Jewelry

Kachina, Ogre by Gibson Numkena
Only $720.00
On SALE for only $540.00
Set aside for on-line sale only.

Navajo Rug, Two Grey Hills, Classic Design, R. Nez
Only $1,650.00
On SALE for only $990.00
This Rug reserved for internet sale!

Adsila - SOLD OUT
Only $36.00
A collectable Doll, to be loved and treasured by all ages!

2010 Little Red Faces Calendar
Only $19.75
On SALE for only $4.95
Don't miss the very first issue, when they are gone they are gone.

Navajo Cradle Board - Baby
Only $89.95
A cradle board, more intimate than a carriage.

Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Only $164.00
This Basket was used and blessed by a Medicine Man during a sacred ceremony.

Thunder Drums 4, pow-wow music
Only $17.98
A collection of pure pow-wow mastery for every pow-wow lover.

Nizhoni - Navajo Doll in traditional clothing by Sarah Joe
Only $80.00
On SALE for only $59.99
A Navajo Collectable Doll Created in Great Fashion Detail!

Lady Liberty Centennial
Only $17.75
Give me your Tired Poor ......

 



The NAVAJO CEREMONIAL BASKET also called NAVAJO WEDDING BASKET is viewed as a map through which the Navajo chart their lives. The central spot in the basket represents the sipapu, where the Navajo people emerged from the prior world through a reed. The inner coils of the basket are white to represent birth.
As you travel outward on the coils you begin to encounter more and more black. The black represents darkness, struggle and pain. As you make your way through the darkness you eventually reach the red bands, which represent marriage; the mixing of your blood with your spouse and creation of family. The red is pure.
During this time there is no darkness. Traveling out of familial bands you encounter more darkness, however, the darkness is interspersed with white light. The light represents increasing enlightenment, which expands until you enter the all white banding of the outer rim. This banding represents the spirit world, where there is no darkness.
The line from the center of the basket to the outer rim is there to remind you that no matter how much darkness you encounter in your world, there is always a
pathway to the light.
This pathway during ceremonies is always pointed east. The last coil on the basket rim is finished off at this pathway to allow the medicine man to easily locate it in darkness.
Additionally the Navajo Ceremonial Basket serves another purpose. In none of the ancient Navajo rites is a regular drum or tom-tom employed. The inverted basket serves the purpose.

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Our Navajo Ceremonial Baskets and Cradle Boards are from the Lukachukai region of the Navajo Reservation.


Medicine Woman Emily Hot with Lukachukai Navajo Wedding Baskets


    Description Price
1.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB199U
$149.00
2.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB174U
$164.00
3.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB200N
$169.00
4.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB203U
$153.00
5.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB202U
$162.00
6.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB198U
$144.00
7.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB201U
$157.00
8.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB120U
$164.75
9.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB154U
$164.00
10.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB204U
$148.00
11.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB205U
$139.00
12.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB206D
$145.00
13.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB207U
$169.00
14.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB180U
$139.00
15.   Navajo Wedding and Ceremonial Basket from the Lukachukai Region
Item No. WB-HB193U
$139.50
All prices in US Dollars

         
Handcrafted by Native American Artists