Hopi Coil Basket

Hopi Coil Basket


 The basket was used during a basket dance - a social dance for women held in the late summer.  There would be dancing in the plaza and then a chase/race by the young men to grab the baskets as they are thrown. As the photos show, the basket has a string/twine holder on the back for the hand to hold it and a little stick threaded thru the front to secure it. 


2 1/2 x 8

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