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Basket Dance

Like beloved Pendleton blankets, Hopi baskets are passed from generations to generations and offered as gifts from friend to friend. These intricately woven baskets and the ceremony associated with them inspired our Basket Dance Blanket. Its design celebrates Hopi craftsmanship and traditions. A Hopi basket is offered as a sign of kinship, friendship and sharing. Autumn is the time of the Basket Dance, a harvest ceremony perfromed by women of the Lakon Society of basket weavers. The women first gather in a kiza to fast, pray and chant. They then emerge chanting and dancing while raising and lowering baskets to the four directions of the compass. Traditionally the women toss many baskets to onlookers afterward. This harvest dance of sharing and generosity ensures rain and bountiful crops the next Spring. Napped, sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Color: 52871 - Copper
Style: ZE494 - Robe/Felt bound, ZD544 - Queen, ZD545 - KIng, XP040 Standard Sham
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