Native American Baskets

Native American Baskets

Native American BasketsNative American baskets of the Southwest are hand made. Southwest baskets serve many functions in a traditional Tarahumara household. A Tarahumara basket may be used to store corn, beans or a number of other things. As the floors of most Tarahumara homes are dirt, native baskets help keep personal items organized and clean. There are generally two types of woven baskets besides pack baskets for animals in the Sierra Tarahumara. The first and most common being of yucca or sotol. These are used constantly in everyday life. The second type is pine needle baskets and is most common in the higher elevations where pine trees are prevalent. These pine baskets are quite small and delicate. The yucca baskets are made in a variety of sizes and shapes. In the mountain country, the guari type is most commonly found. These baskets are usually a single weave and are round at the top and somewhat square, with four distinct corners, at the bottom.

The petaca is traditional to the canyon regions. It is round and frequently double woven. As the baskets can be quite bulky, the guari in particular, are often made in graduating sizes so they may be nested. The baskets are all made by twill plaiting, which results in a diagonal design. The basketmaker uses only her hands and teeth to fashion the basket, although the leaves are sometimes run across a stone to dull their sharp edges before they are worked. The Tarahumara Indians are located in northern Mexico where we do most of our work, baskets are imported unless otherwise noted. Native American baskets will look great in your room for wall, shelf and table decorations, center piece or dried flowers as well as in any rustic country ranch, log home, cabin cottage or western lodge style.

  • Southwest Mini Basket Set - 6 Piece

    Southwest Hand Woven Basket -6pc. Set (b256)

    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a charming 6 piece southwest Indian style hand woven mini basket set. The technique of basket making weaving used by indians involves the coil method which is generations old. This art form has been preserved by handing down the technique through...
    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Mini creel fishing basket.

    Mini Creel Fishing Basket 7.5" (pb1)

    MSRP: $24.95
    Sale Price: $14.95
    This is a miniature fishing basket called a creel. Just like a real creel, it has a woven basket lid that is hinged at the back and handle plus a strap. This basket is a great piece for rustic home decor, southwest cabin or lodge style. And this is a...
    MSRP: $24.95
    Sale Price: $14.95
  • Old Style Oval Creel Fishing Basket

    Old Style Oval Creel Fishing Basket 14" (c3)

    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $39.95
    This is a decorative fishing basket called a creel. Just like a creel used by trout fishermen, it has a woven basket lid that is hinged at the back and has a strap. This basket is a great piece for rustic home decor, southwest cabin or lodge style. And,...
    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $39.95
  • Authentic Apache burden basket

    Apache Burden Basket 4" (b263)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $54.95
    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...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $54.95
  • Hand woven Apache Authentic Burden Basket 2.5"

    Hand Woven Apache Burden Basket 2.5" (b83)

    MSRP: $69.99
    Sale Price: $54.99
    The burden basket of the Native American Apache tribe is one of the most recognized baskets of American Indians. Traditionally, burden baskets were originally used in everyday life for gathering wild foods and harvesting crops like corn. Large burden...
    MSRP: $69.99
    Sale Price: $54.99
  • Handmade Apache Burden Basket 5.75"

    Hand Woven Apache Burden Basket 5.75" (b78)

    MSRP: $799.99
    Sale Price: $449.99
    The burden basket of the Native American Apache tribe is one of the most recognized baskets of American Indians. Traditionally, burden baskets were originally used in everyday life for gathering wild foods and harvesting crops like corn. Large burden...
    MSRP: $799.99
    Sale Price: $449.99
  • Handmade Apache Burden Basket 3"

    Handmade Apache Burden Basket 3" (b84)

    MSRP: $69.99
    Sale Price: $54.99
    The burden basket of the Native American Apache tribe is one of the most recognized baskets of American Indians. Traditionally, burden baskets were originally used in everyday life for gathering wild foods and harvesting crops like corn. Large burden...
    MSRP: $69.99
    Sale Price: $54.99
  • Apache Burden Basket - Medium

    Handmade Apache Burden Basket 8" (em36)

    MSRP: $799.99
    Sale Price: $449.99
    The burden basket of the Native American Apache tribe is one of the most recognized baskets of American Indians. Traditionally, burden baskets were originally used in everyday life for gathering wild foods and harvesting crops like corn. Large burden...
    MSRP: $799.99
    Sale Price: $449.99
  • Mini Apache Burden Basket -deer skin

    Mini Apache Burden Basket 3.5" (b77)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $54.95
    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...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $54.95
  • On Sale
    Mini Apache Burden Basket

    Mini Apache Burden Basket 3.75" (b76)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Now: $54.95
    Was: $54.99
    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...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Now: $54.95
    Was: $54.99
  • Native American Apache Burden Basket

    Native American Apache Burden Basket 6" (b68)

    MSRP: $219.99
    Sale Price: $139.99
    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...
    MSRP: $219.99
    Sale Price: $139.99
  • On Sale
    Authentic handmade burden basket

    Woven Apache Burden Basket 4" (a20)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Now: $54.08
    Was: $54.99
    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...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Now: $54.08
    Was: $54.99
  • Flat Basket with Stand

    Hand Coiled Basket & Stand 11.75" (b56)

    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. The Hopi pueblo Indians were famous for baskets woven in...
    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
  • Flat Native Basket with Stand

    Hand Coiled Basket & Stand 12" (b257)

    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. The Hopi pueblo Indians were famous for baskets woven in...
    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
  • Handwoven Flat Basket with Stand

    Hand Coiled Basket & Stand 12" (b259)

    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. The Hopi pueblo Indians were famous for baskets woven in...
    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
  • Flat Basket with Stand

    Hand Coiled Basket & Stand 12" (kb2)

    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. The Hopi pueblo Indians were famous for baskets woven in...
    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
  • Flat Native Basket with Stand

    Hand Coiled Basket & Stand 12.25" (b6)

    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. The Hopi pueblo Indians were famous for baskets woven in...
    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
  • Southwestern flat basket with stand

    Hand Coiled Basket & Stand 12.25" (EM28)

    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. The Hopi pueblo Indians were famous for baskets woven in...
    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
  • Hand Coiled Basket with Stand

    Hand Coiled Flat Basket & Stand 12" (fb39)

    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven flat basket with stand. The tight weave with its rich colors and patterned design of butterflies creates this beautiful southwestern basket. Native American baskets are popular for southwestern decorating...
    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
  • Hand Woven Geometric Basket & Stand

    Hand Woven Geometric Basket & Stand 12" (kb7)

    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. The Hopi pueblo Indians were famous for baskets woven in...
    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
  • Flat Woven Basket with Stand

    Native Style Flat Basket & Stand 12" (fb6)

    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven flat basket with stand. The tight weave with its rich colors and patterned design creates this beautiful southwestern basket. Native baskets are popular for southwestern decorating as well as western decor...
    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
  • Southwest Hand Coiled Basket & Stand

    Southwest Hand Coiled Basket & Stand 13" (b16)

    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. The Hopi pueblo Indians were famous for baskets woven in...
    MSRP: $79.95
    Sale Price: $49.95