Basket - Hopi Coil Mudhead, CPP-PJ-445


Hopi Coil Mudhead Basket.  Measures 14 1/2".

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  • Woven for centuries by the Hopi Women of Second Mesa, ceremonial baskets or trays were given as gifts as thanks for the blessings received during the year.

    The women who wove these treasures would have gathered the natural material from their environments.  The designs were of animals, geometric shapes, or most commonly of Katsina images - the spirit essences of things in the Hopi universe.

    Quality items like this one rarely make it to the collector as their purpose for being woven was ceremonial, and not for retail.