Large Hand Coiled Navajo Plaque with a Colorful and Intricate Mother Earth and Father Sky Design. Father Sky has a night sky with stars on his body and Mother Earth has brown earth on her body. This basket is made from Sumac, which Sally Black gathers herself from washes near her home.
The Mother Earth and Father Sky design originates from a Navajo legend and is normally seen in Navajo Sandpaintings. Mother Earth and Father Sky represent female and male and they equally provide everything we need to survive and prosper. The legend teaches us to maintain a balance with Nature and in our lives, by maintaining harmony between Mother Earth and Father Sky.
24.5" Diameter, 3" Height