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The burden basket of the Native American Apache tribe is one of the most recognized baskets of the Apache Indians. The baskets were originally used in everyday life for gathering wild foods and harvesting crops like corn. Large burden baskets were also used for food storage.
Burden baskets are always cone shaped, with a flat or rounded bottom. Buckskin and tin jingles were added to enhance the basket. Adult size burden baskets almost always have a buckskin strap that was used to to carry the basket.
As the baskets were carried through the day while working the tin cones would jingle to scare away snakes that may be nearby. Small burden baskets were given to the Apache children by their parents. As their mother was working in the field, she could hear the jingles and know where her children were.
The tradition custom is to hang these baskets outside the home and visitors to the house are to place their burdens in the basket before they enter the home. The saying "leave your burdens at the door" originated with these baskets. The burden basket is a symbol of pride for the Apache people.
This miniature burden basket is an authentic handmade basket that can be hung near your door to remind all who pass to leave their burdens of the day as they enter. Measures 3.5"
Authentic Native American, Tribe: Apache
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