APACHE BURDEN BASKET

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Apache baskets are famous and sought after. In ancient times, Apache burden baskets were woven for women to carry items. A tump line would be placed across the woman’s forehead, and the basket would rest on the woman’s back. Traditionally, long leather dangles with metal tips were added. There are only a few Apache basket makers left. Contemporary White Mountain Apache women made this white version of a burden basket. It is small enough to use as a Christmas ornament on a southwest Christmas tree. The diameter of the basket rim varies from one and three quarters to two inches. The ornament measures about eight inches (20 cm.) from the tump line to the metal tip, so it is an impressive ornament and instantly recognizable to anyone who knows American basketry.