OLD VINTAGE HOPI WICKER PLAQUE BASKET - VEGETAL DYES - THIRD MESA - 11 1/2" TRAY

Item Description :

This is a wonderful old Hopi wicker plaque basket. This style of basket is woven by weavers living on the Third Mesa where the central pueblo is Oraibi. This style of basket was sometimes used in a rain ceremony, encouraging the spider woman to weave the clouds and bring rain. This basket measures approximately 11 1/2 inches across. The front of the basket has some even ultraviolet fade which you can see by comparing the front and back views of the basket. The front of the basket is in excellent condition, the back of the basket has some breaks in the wicker.

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