Hopi wicker basket were made to store dry foods or other types of storage. Some were used for ceremonial purposes while others were given away as gifts. This basket is dated around 1930s and has some wear to it. It has a interesting base formation that is built strong. When placed on flat surface this basket has a lean to it. The base design has an outward plaiting while most have an inward design.This basket is made out of plaiting slender stems of rabbitbrush over and under warps of squawberry sumac shoots. There is a variety of rabbit brush and they all are used depending on mesa location. This basket has natural, red, green and black dyes that were used. The top rim is loosely wrapped with yucca splits that have been dyed black. A handmade basket to add to your collection.