This Burden Basket is 15″ in diameter and was hand made by a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. The basket including the jingles, and not counting the strap, is approx. 24″ long and is quiet unique in its size. It is reduced because one of the jingles does not match the others completely.
Burden Baskets are used as reminders to visitors to put their personal problems in the burden basket next to the door at entering ones home. As guardians of the home they were a reminder to respect the happiness and privacy of the family’s sacred space. These baskets are still used today during the Apache Sunrise Ceremonies. Created by Mary Henry-Curley.