Navajo Ceremonial Baskets: Sacred Symbols, Sacred Space By Georgianna Kennedy Simpson, Navajo Ceremonial Baskets Legend Twin Rocks Trading Post The basket is viewed as a map, through which the Navajo people chart their lives The central spot in the basket represents the sipapu, where the Navajo people emerged from the prior world through a reed. Navajo Traditions Ceremonial Baskets Henry E Hooper Navajo Traditions Ceremonial Baskets Below are three interpretations as to the meaning of the symbols woven by the Navajo into their ceremonial baskets, sometimes called wedding baskets These baskets are known for their distinctive colors and markings and are often crusted with corn meal from various ceremonial blessings. Navajo Ceremonial Baskets Sacred Symbols, Sacred Space May , Included are detailed color photographs of vintage and modern baskets, portraits of award winning basket weavers and their work, a section honoring a new generation of Navajo weavers, tips about the etiquette and safekeeping of ceremonial baskets, in depth interviews with Navajo medicine men, and colorful takes of Kicking Rock Man, Changing Woman, Monster Slayer, and their role in the origin of the baskets. The Navajo Ceremonial Basket Interp Interpretation Theedgeofthebasket,alightercolor, representsthebrightening skiesas dawnapproaches.Thecenterdesign featuresfourpointstorepresent the Navajo Wedding Baskets used in Sacred Ceremonies by Shaman The NAVAJO CEREMONIAL BASKET also called NAVAJO WEDDING BASKET is viewed as a map through which the Navajo chart their lives The central spot in the basket represents the sipapu, where the Navajo people emerged from the prior world through a reed The inner coils of the basket are white to represent birth. Ts aa The Dine Navajo Ceremonial Basket Migrations Ts aa The Dine Navajo Ceremonial Basket Dine means the People in the Navajo language Dine bizhaad These four baskets have the traditional Navajo basket design with the red, white, and black colors The black design symbolizes the darkness night and clouds that bring the rain.
This well documented work, beautifully illustrated with over 100 full color photographs of baskets, weavers, and elated objects, details the history, origins, and meanings of these creations Features in depth interviews with medicine men and a section honoring a enw generation of Navajo weavers A glossary of essential Navajo words is included.