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Navajo symbol?

Where does the icon used for the Navajo course come from? Does it have any particular symbolic meaning?

October 22, 2018



Good question. It isn't the flag of the Navajo nation, which is pretty complex and would probably not be easily reducible to a small icon, but it is a symbol I have often seen associated with Navajo art.


I looked it up because I don’t know much about it myself, It’s a pattern for a woven basket called a wedding basket. It has a lot of symbolic representation of Navajo values and beliefs:


The ts'aa' also known as a "wedding basket" is used within many Diné ceremonies-- with the wedding only being one time it is used.


Are you a native speaker? If so we could use your help!!


It is a picture of a basket.


I have a handout on the meaning of every single one of those designs. It was called "k’os something" I forget but I can scan it and send it to whoever wishes to have it.

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