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Basket - Navajo, BASCAA14-05


Navajo Basket With Four Red Butterflies.

 By Jean Cly.  

Measures 16" x 4 1/4".


  • Ts'aa' are used in a number of ceremonial ways: to hold ritual objects, such as prayer sticks and medicine bundles; to hold yucca suds for ritual baths and hair washing; as drums when inverted and struck with a yucca drum stick; to hold food during the Navajo wedding ceremony, when cornmeal mush (taa'niil) is eaten, and to hold ground white clay (dleesh) , red ochre (chi'i'h), and cornmeal during the kinaalda', the coming of age ceremony for young women at puberty.