Native American Hopi Made Small Sumac Burden Basket – DGL-1173


Hopi Made Sumac Small Burden Basket

Burden baskets are traditionally carried via a strap on the forehead and the basket rests on the woman’s back. This frees her hands for picking fruit, berries, gathering sweetgrass, or carrying a child in a cradle board. This larger basket has an open weave in the bottom that Dorleen has begun to incorporate in her baskets only after actually holding one of her grandmother’s early baskets while she was a guest at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Dorleen uses sumac and is one of the only basketmakers that still gather and weave baskets with this material. At the end of the day these baskets are hung outside the home, visitors are asked to put their troubles in the basket as they enter and then gather them when they leave. Many times, the visitors will find that the troubles have vanished while they visited. Artist: Dorleen Gashweseoma Lalo
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Features: 6″ wide x 7″ wide x 5″ deep

Price: $389.95
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Native American Hopi Made Small Sumac Burden Basket
Native American Hopi Made Small Sumac Burden Basket


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The colors of feathers, fur, leather, beads and patterns can vary. All of our items are individually made by hand and are uniquely one of a kind. Therefore what you see on these pages is merely a representation of the product you will receive.

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