This basket is made from reeds and bark of the sumac tree. This basket has various uses in Navajo culture; puberty rites, healing ceremonies and mostly is known as a wedding basket. The black designs represents he 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 is more on the flatter side because its a wall piece and has a string on back for hanging. It has a two rod method til it gets to the last ring which has three rods for strength. This basket has a couple breaks in sumac wrapping around the rod on the rim. A unique piece to add to your collection.