Reimagined Components: Vintage Heavy solid sterling silver basket pendant.
1888 Nate's Take: "As far as I can tell there are three kinds of purpose...that which is immediately in front of us...our task at hand so to speak....that which sparks our soul and we are driven to teach and encourage others to do or learn about...and that which our group, our people, our culture excels at as a whole. This group purpose is equally important to the personal...the basket weaving, bead carving, crop growing, of certain indigos peoples are three examples of a group excelling at a specialty. This multi-purpose life is beautiful to me...and we should all strive to play a role in whatever our surrounding people seem to offer to our greater world. What would earth as a whole be best at if seen from an off-world culture do you think?"
An ancient art born of necessity is a beautiful metaphor for our human need to create using the materials around us. This art form dates back to 20,000 BCE having been discovered in images carved in stone and likely began as a way to keep and carry food. A baskets utilitarian purpose is clear but the intricate and beautiful ways in which human hands weave and sculpt these vessels pays tribute to our innate need to beautify and create.