Oak Creek Indian Art

Baskets

One of the oldest creative endeavors still practiced today is the art of weaving baskets. Although the utilitarian aspects of basketry for every day use have been almost entirely supplanted by modern conveniences, the ceremonial use of baskets persists in many communities. The need for ceremonial items and the recognition of basketry as an art form have helped this exquisite form of creative art to survive. American Indian basketry relies on local materials that are gathered by the basket maker and techniques that have remained unchanged from prehistory to the present day. Many southwestern baskets are made with yucca leaves and various grasses, while baskets from other parts of the country are woven from different woods which have been split into very thin strips.

Please look at our Hopi and Navajo basketry and feel free to ask any question you may have. Bessie Monongye is well known for her use of vegetal dyes and the fine quality of her weaving. We guaranty the authenticity of every item in our inventory.

Hopi wicker tray

Hopi wicker tray

Very nice Hopi wicker tray by Treva Burton, Old Oraibi, Arizona, siste... More Details

12 1/2"

SOLD

Paiute / Navajo wedding basket

Paiute / Navajo wedding basket

Very large, beautiful and tightly woven. Excellent condition.

16" x 3"

$375
Large Hopi basket

Large Hopi basket

Large, outstanding quality - vegetal dyed - basket by one of Hopi's be... More Details

16" x 2 1/2"

$850
Paiute Navajo basket by Delma Black

Paiute Navajo basket by Delma Black

Excellent condition. Very la... More Details

15"

$700
Paiute butterfly basket tray

Paiute butterfly basket tray

Excellent condition. Beautiful and tightly woven.

12"

$650
Hopi wicker plaque

Hopi wicker plaque

Excellent condition. Treva Burton, Hopi, 2nd Mesa. Very tightly woven.

12"

SOLD