180816-083 Antique Hopi Wicker Basketry Tray - Turtle Motif -Lester Quanimortewa (sic) - copy
Hopi Pueblo Indian Basket - Third Mesa - Turtle Motif
The turtle is a sacred figure in Native American symbolism as it represents Mother Earth. The meaning of the Turtle symbol signifies good health and long life. ... The symbol of the turtlein Southwest tribes such as the Hopi and Navajo represents water - a much sought after commodity in desert regions.
With handsome colors; an outstanding example of Hopi wicker basketry.
Excellent Condition - Minor fading to front as typical for period pieces.