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.

  • Hand Coiled Palm Basket

    Hand Coiled Palm Basket 7"x7" (mt6)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Olla Style Basket - Small

    Hand Woven Olla Style Palm Basket 7" (mt4)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian olla style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Hand Woven Pitcher Basket

    Hand Woven Pitcher Basket (b261)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest handwoven decorative pitcher style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Handwoven Olla Style Palm Basket 5.5" (mt2)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Small Woven Olla Style Basket

    Indian Style Hand Woven Olla Basket 5" (b11)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Southwestern Style Olla Basket - Small

    Native Southwest Style Olla Basket 5" (a36)

    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $24.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $24.95
  • Pueblo Indian Style Olla Basket

    Old Pueblo Style Olla Basket 8" (a32)

    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $24.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $24.95
  • Indian Style Olla Basket

    Old Style Olla Basket 5.5" (a33)

    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Pueblo Indian Style Olla Basket

    Pueblo Style Handwoven Olla Basket 7" (a34)

    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Small Woven Basket

    Southwest Woven Palm Basket 5.25" (mt5)

    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $69.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Southwestern Style Olla Basket

    Southwestern Style Olla Basket 7" (a31)

    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. Native American...
    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Southwestern Olla Style Basket - Small

    Woven Native Style Olla Basket 5" (a35)

    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $24.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $24.95
  • Southwestern Style Basket-Olla Style

    Hand Woven Style Coiled Olla Basket 10" (a3)

    MSRP: $119.95
    Sale Price: $89.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $119.95
    Sale Price: $89.95
  • Medium Style Woven Basket

    Southwestern Hand Coiled Basket 12" (a6)

    MSRP: $119.95
    Sale Price: $89.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a piece of Indian pottery. 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...
    MSRP: $119.95
    Sale Price: $89.95
  • Southwestern Olla Style Basket - Large

    Coiled Navajo Style Olla Basket 22" (a55)

    MSRP: $259.99
    Sale Price: $219.99
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the popular olla shape, perfect for rustic home decorating. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is...
    MSRP: $259.99
    Sale Price: $219.99
  • Large Olla Style Basket

    Indian Style Southwest Basket 20" (a57)

    MSRP: $259.99
    Sale Price: $219.99
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the popular olla shape, perfect for rustic home decorating. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is...
    MSRP: $259.99
    Sale Price: $219.99
  • Large Woven Olla Style Basket

    Pueblo Indian Style Olla Basket 22x21 (a58)

    MSRP: $259.99
    Sale Price: $219.99
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the popular olla shape, perfect for rust[c home decorating. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is...
    MSRP: $259.99
    Sale Price: $219.99
  • Southwest Style Woven Planter Basket

    Native Style Planter Basket 8.5" (a42)

    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a planter, perfect for potted plants. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. The...
    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Woven Southwestern Planter Basket

    Native Style Planter Basket 9" (a37)

    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket in the shape of a planter, perfect for potted plants. The Indian technique of basket making using the coil method is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. The...
    MSRP: $59.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Planter Basket - Pink

    Handmade Palm Flower Basket 9.5" -Pink (em13)

    MSRP: $39.95
    Sale Price: $24.95
    This is a southwest style hand woven basket in the shape of a planter, perfect for potted plants or any number of uses. This is a classic weaving technique handed down from each passing generation. The art is preserved through classic designs and...
    MSRP: $39.95
    Sale Price: $24.95
  • American Indian Style Yucca Basket

    American Indian Style Yucca Basket 7" (b6)

    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven basket. This basket was made by the Tarahumara Indians using fibers from the yucca plant. This Native technique of basket making is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved...
    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Tarahumara Indian Basket

    Hand Woven Tarahumara Indian Basket 4.5x5 (63)

    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    Southwestern Tarahumara Indian Native baskets are hand made Native American baskets. 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...
    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $29.95