Navajo Indian Basketry

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Navajo Indian Basketry
Navajo Indian Basketry

When is comes to making baskets, their utility is as important as their religious value, so they are kept for continual use. This does not negate the importance of the basket and the basket making process.

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The Navajo Indian People have a long history of making baskets, which was influenced by their Anasazi ancestors.

While weaving the reed into a beautiful design, the Navajo basket maker strives for balance and harmony, beauty and order.

Every aspect of Navajo life, whether secular or spiritual, is interrelated to hózhó. Hózhó is encompasses the Navajo world-view, which is a striving for balance and harmony between good and evil, disease and health.

Navajo creativity exemplifies hózhó in their basketry, and when hózhó is lost, the Navajo must first perform a ceremony to restore balance. Then, the basket can be made because the basket maker “walks in beauty,” or lives in hózhó. Baskets are the material expressions of the essence of the Navajo worldview.

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