Native American Navajo Made Pitch Basket

Navajo Made Pitch Basket

This older Navajo pitch basket is attributed to Etta Rock from Bluff, Utah. It is a beautiful example of a purely Navajo craft. The Navajo started dipping their baskets in hot pitch in order to make them waterproof. By doing this they could make bigger baskets and carry more water, much lighter than using pottery for that task. The Navajo still dip both their baskets and their handmade pottery in hot pitch.

Features: 6.5″ tall x 5″ deep

Price: $139.95
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