This basket is made from reeds and bark of the sumac tree. This basket has various uses in Navajo culture but is mostly known as a wedding basket. The black designs represent the sacred mountains that surround Navajo land.The red ring in the middle represents the beginning of life. The center is the emergence where the Navajo people believe we came from. This basket has some slight wear in weave but very sturdy piece. A beautiful basket to add to your collection.