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.

  • Tarahumara Indian Southwest Basket

    Tarahumara Basket 5"x6" - (A)

    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    This is an authentic southwest style hand woven Indian basket. Tarahumara Indian baskets are carefully woven using an intricate double weave pattern. Native American baskets are popular for southwestern decorating as well as western decor. These Native...
    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Tarahumara Woven Pine Needle Basket

    Tarahumara Indian Basket 6"x6" (b)

    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $19.95
    This is an authentic southwest style hand woven Indian basket. Tarahumara Indian baskets are carefully woven using an intricate double weave pattern. Native American baskets are popular for southwestern decorating as well as western decor. All of the...
    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $19.95
  • Tarahumara yucca Basket

    Tarahumara Indian Yucca Basket 7.5"x7.5" ( i )

    MSRP: $39.95
    Sale Price: $19.95
    This is an authentic southwest style hand woven Tarahumara Indian basket. Tarahumara baskets are carefully woven using an intricate double weave pattern. Native American baskets are popular for southwestern decorating as well as western decor. These...
    MSRP: $39.95
    Sale Price: $19.95
  • Tarahumara Indian Yucca Basket

    Tarahumara Indian Yucca Baskets 7" (b7)

    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $19.95
    This is a southwest Indian style hand woven nest of baskets set. These basket were 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...
    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $19.95
  • Tarahumara Indian Basket

    Tarahumara Native Yucca Basket 6" (d)

    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $19.95
    This is an authentic southwest style hand woven basket. Tarahumara Indian baskets are carefully woven using an intricate double weave pattern. Native American baskets are popular for southwestern decorating as well as western decor. These Native baskets...
    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $19.95
  • Tarahumara Indian Palm Basket

    Tarahumara Sotol Basket 6" (k)

    MSRP: $44.95
    Sale Price: $19.95
    Southwestern Tarahumara Indian baskets are hand made Native 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 floors of most...
    MSRP: $44.95
    Sale Price: $19.95
  • Southwest Tarahumara Basket

    Western Tarahumara Indian Basket 7.25" (h)

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

    Yucca Tarahumara Indian Basket 8" (n)

    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
    Southwestern Tarahumara Indian baskets are hand made Native 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 floors of most...
    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $29.95
  • Authentic Yucca Sifter Basket

    Handmade Yucca Hopi Sifter Basket 9"x3" (em37)

    MSRP: $149.95
    Sale Price: $99.95
    This is a southwest Hopi Indian hand woven basket. The Indian technique of basket making using the fibers of the yucca plant is generations old. Handed down from each passing generation the art is preserved. Native American baskets are popular for...
    MSRP: $149.95
    Sale Price: $99.95
  • Extra Large Tarahumara Pack Basket

    Tarahumara Pack Basket 13.5" (p2)

    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $24.95
    This is an authentic pack basket, hand made by the Tarahumara Indians. Pack baskets are ingeniously made with three hoops of bent yellow pine and genuine rawhide lacing. The hoop basket's unique triangular shape allows it to hang on the side of an animal...
    MSRP: $49.95
    Sale Price: $24.95
  • Tarahumara Pack Basket

    Tarahumara Pack Basket 5.5" -CLEARANCE (p7)

    MSRP: $24.94
    Sale Price: $10.95
    This is an authentic pack basket, hand made by the Tarahumara Indians. Pack baskets are ingeniously made with three hoops of bent yellow pine and genuine rawhide lacing. The hoop basket's unique triangular shape allows it to hang on the side of an animal...
    MSRP: $24.94
    Sale Price: $10.95
  • Small Tarahumara Pack Basket - 7.5"

    Tarahumara Pack Basket 7" -CLEARANCE (p6)

    MSRP: $29.95
    Sale Price: $10.95
    This is an authentic pack basket, hand made by the Tarahumara Indians. Pack baskets are ingeniously made with three hoops of bent yellow pine and genuine rawhide lacing. The hoop basket's unique triangular shape allows it to hang on the side of an animal...
    MSRP: $29.95
    Sale Price: $10.95