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Pendant - Coiled Ceremonial Basket with American Flag by Manalisa Camarena (Navajo)

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Price: $85.00
Item Number: MCAMN014
This intricate pendant by Manalisa Camarena is a traditional Navajo ceremonial basket in off-white, black and red, but she has added a twist of a representation of the American flag at the top and through the path that would lead to enlightenment.  A Navajo Ceremonial or Wedding Basket is a map to chart your life. The black represents struggle, the red is family, and the white represents enlightenment. The line leading from the center to the outer rim is there to remind you that there is always a path to the light. The final coil of the design should end above the path. Manalisa creates her amazingly detailed miniature baskets out of silk thread coiled around a base of florist wire and finishes them with fabric hardener to retain their shape. 

Length including bale: 1 1/2"  Diameter, between: 1 1/8" and 1 1/4"

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