Basket - Navajo Lidded Pitch Jar, CBASAEP17-01


A Navajo lidded pitch jar basket.

6" diameter

8" H

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  • A Navajo lidded pitch jar basket. This basket has been woven out of sumac. A type of reed that grows by rivers and areas where water pools. The handles and top handle are made out of sheep wool. This piece has been loosely woven and pinon pitch has been poured over this piece. The pitch holds the piece together. This type of basket was used to carry water long distances since water is scarce in some parts of the Southwest. This piece can be displayed or even used to store items.