Coiled baskets are unique in the Southwest for their designs and thick coils. The coils are made with a foundation of a bundle of galleta grass or rabbitbrush and sewn with narrow splits of yucca leaves and compact stitching. The slender yucca sewing splints are wound tightly around the foundation bundle of the new coil. They pass through such a a small section of the preceding coil and fit so closely that the stitches look interlocked.
This basket has a kachina figure and horse figure that appears in black and brown on opposite sides from each other. It is adorned with checkered steps on the top and base. The colors used are a pale yellow, brown, and black. The overall coloring of this basket has faded over time. There is some wear in the rim but the basket is in intact. The craftsmanship in the weaving is consistent with fine stitching. A handmade basket to add to your collection.