Basket making is deeply rooted in Southwestern Indian
Cultures. For hundreds of years Native Americans have been
making baskets for both ceremonial and utilitarian purposes.
Uses have included: gathering, storing, and processing food
items; transporting firewood, water, and even babies.
The baskets' diverse function explains its longevity among
these cultures, until the advent of the metal containers.
Today baskets are made for the art of basketry and collectors
of Native Arts.