Wedding basket 12" ceremonial traditional style copper canyon tarahumara palm weavers. The Tarahumara are the native people who inhabit the copper canyon region of Chihuahua Mexico in the sierra madre range. Basket weaving and split leaves dyeing tradition has been passed down mainly from mother to daughter for over 300 years. Working principally with the natural resources at hand, the Tarahumara women weave baskets using needles from the apache pine tree and the split leaves of the sotol cactus. Using a double weave technique, these baskets are durable and will last a lifetime. Tarahumara and Raramuri indigenous inhabitants of the copper canyon weave from leaves and pine needles for daily use as bowls, containers, plates, and baskets. Ceremonial baskets such as wedding baskets are also made as symbols of celebration of the couple's lives.