The basket design is a pattern representing the fourth world that we are now a part of and symbolizes harmony in this world. In the center is the six-pointed star of the Yavapai (representing the beginning of all things). Then another six small petals of the sun with an open-centered cross in each of them. In the next row of petals are animals and in the final row, man (white man and red man alternating). Traditionally, a Yavapai basket begins with the black center and then the different things representing the mountains, animals and, finally, man. It is symbolic of life, no matter how hard, and in its order brings harmony. (recollections from Patricia McGee and Idelia Riggs)