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