The basket is started off with a central knot that begins the coil process. The basket is completed with a two-rod and bundle technique. Baskets like this one have typically been used in traditional cleansing ceremonies. The center of the basket represents the beginning of this world. The dark steps represent mountains, which are sacred in the Navajo culture. The light colors of the basket are representation of the earth. The diameter of the basket measures 11 1/2" and the basket measures 2 1/2" deep.