Navajo Polychrome Plaque with Human Pictorials and Horned Lizard Fetish c. 1980-90s, 2.75" x 16" (SK90747A-0121-001)
- Circa: 1980-90s
- Size: 2.75'' x 16''
17" tall with the custom stand. This basket is in excellent condition. The coil count is 3 and the stitch count is 8, per inch. Acquired from a private collection in Arizona. Previously acquired from an Arizona estate, which includes a copy of a 2016 appraisal stating the value as $1,600. This pictorial basket includes a friendship design, showing the wise men (medicine men) surrounding the center design. In the center is depicted the cosmos, showing stars and lightning. The wise men studied the stars. The wise men were known as being able to reincarnate as a lizard. Red color is known to symbolize the blood of the Diné.