Cora Black is one of the famous Black family of Navajo basket-makers. She is a daughter of Mary Holiday, the celebrated matriarch, and sister of the equally noted Sally Black.
This charming coiled plaque has a pictorial design of dynamic clarity and vivid color.
A wonderful piece, depicting landscape, figures and plants. it is vibrant in subject, energy and color.
The warm terra cotta of the Monument Valley rock formations contrasts with the vivid green of the yucca leaves and the red moccasins and blue jeans and skirt of the male and female figures.
They seem to be dancing or running. The black hair on each figure is echoed by the black in the center ceremonial plaque.
Following Navajo esthetics, the design is symmetrical and balanced. The artist is one of the premier basket-weavers of the southwest – so, the price is a good value for this handsome piece.