180816-069 Antique Hopi Wicker Basketry Tray - Palhlik Mana Dancer Figure
Hopi Pueblo Indian Basket - Third Mesa
With strong colors; an outstanding example of Hopi wicker basketry.
Very High Quality
mid 20th Century
Rabbit brush, sumac or willow; yucca rim wrap
Kachina and Dancer Figures are quite rare in Hopi wicker basketry.
The Palhik Mana, or Butterfly Maiden, is a beautifully dressed figure is not really a kachina, but rather a woman's dance personage. Women who appear in the Mamzrau Initiation Dance are called the Palhik' Manas.
Excellent Condition - Minor fading to front as typical for period pieces.