Agriculture brought a need for containers to hold grain and food. Basketry was the perfect solution for Native American tribes and examples can be found as early as 50CE. Techniques and materials vary across tribes, including coiled, plaited, and twined techniques and materials such as beargrass, devil’s claw, sumac, willow, and yucca. Modern basketry is almost entirely decorative or ceremonial. Navajos still commonly use wedding baskets in their marriage ceremonies.
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