"The burden basket was as essential to the early Nomadic Apaches as it is for the modern day Western Apache. Apaches are known for their superior workmanship and artistic expression in basketry. Originally these baskets served the dual purpose of carrying goods and as an integral part of certain ceremonial activities, hence, the name "harvest basket." This young woman pauses after a long day of gathering." - Susan Kliewer. Maquette sculpture used for "Navajo Autumn", seventh in series, for Navajo Monumental Village commission for Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens in Hawaii. Measurements include the base.