Mini basket-Balancing the World necklace
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The Jump Dance basket is used in the Jump Dance ceremony held by Northern CA Natives (Yurok, Hupa, Karuk). The Jump Dance is held every two years for ten days to restore balance to the world. During the ceremony dancers fast, sing, dance and offer prayers. The basket carried medicine and conveys prayers to the Other Side. These mini baskets are made of ceanothus-wild lilac sticks, willow roots, bear grass, woodwardia fern, Indian root, sinew, leather, flicker feathers (for good luck) and good thoughts. These mini baskets are not used in ceremony. They represent baskets that are held in tribal families for generations. Size: 2 inches by 1 inch.