Navajo Basket, Geometric Design, CBASPP-4005


Navajo  Basket.  

Geometric Design.

Measures 12 1/2" x 2 1/2".

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  • 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.