We wandered through the Native American Art gallery as well. I was very taken with this little basket. The weaving is so fine that it could be mistaken for counted cross-stitch cloth. The weaving is so very very fine, even, and beautifully done.
It is the embroidery on the basket though, that truly captured me. Not only is the basket a work of art, but the maker also stitched a very fine, elemental pattern on the basket. I love the play of colors, the fine stitching, the design. I want this basket. Or, I want to make a facsimile. It is just too lovely.