Sally Black created this basket with the Navajo Story of Fire. According to one version of the Navajo creation story Black God is a fire god. Because of his association with fire, the Navajo saw Black God as responsible for the creation, and sustaining of the celestial bodies. This basket depicts Back God, fire and stars.
The basket has 30 coils and a diameter of 19″
Sally Black is one of the most recognizable names in the art of Navajo basket weaving. Born and raised on the eastern edge of Monument Valley and is the eldest daughter of Mary Holiday Black, the matriarch of the most prominate family in Navajo basketry. The Black family is considered by many to have been mainly responsible for the revival of basketry. Sally and the rest of the Black family are the cutting edge of contemporary Navajo basket weavers. The clean design and even weave prove that Sally is definitely one of the best Navajo basket weavers ever.