Cylindrical Coiled Martynia & Yucca Basket

Tohono O'odham

Cylindrical Coiled Martynia & Yucca Basket, Baskets by Tohono O'odham
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  • Papago basket
Marked Down $60.00
Gallery Price $85.00
Title
Cylindrical Coiled Martynia & Yucca Basket
Artist
Tohono O'odham
Medium
Bleached yucca and martynia (devil's claw) decoration over bundle of grass foundation
Size
4 1/2" height X 6 1/8" maximum diameter
Coil count
4 per inch
Stitch count
8 per inch
Date of creation
Circa 1950
Condition
Good, as one missing stitch on rim with slight soiling overall.
Provenance
LS-9
About The Cylindrical Coiled Martynia & Yucca Basket

Three vertical rows of inverted triangles are joined by a horizontal bar near the basket's base.  This decorative element takes place three (times) on the basket's exterior in sharp contrast to its bleached yucca background.

About Tohono O'odham
Tohono O'odham basket makers are among the finest in Native America. All materials are natural, as are all the colors - no dyes are ever used. Preparing the materials and forming the baskets is a very labor-intensive process. The basketry created by this tribe is best described by Terry De Wald in his book The Papago Indians and Their Basketry. Mr. De Wald has been a trader specializing in their basketry for more than 25 years.
Other Works By Tohono O'odham:
  • Miniature Pictorial Baskets, Baskets by Tohono O'odham
  • Bleached & Natural Closed Coil Lidded Basketry Jar, Baskets by Tohono O'odham
  • Lidded Wheat Stitch Basketry Jar, Baskets by Tohono O'odham
  • Coiled Banana Yucca Root & Bleached Yucca Tray, Baskets by Tohono O'odham
  • Split Stitch Knob Lidded Basketry Jar, Baskets by Tohono O'odham
  • Lidded Open Coil Basketry Jar with Loop Handle , Baskets by Tohono O'odham
Cultures

American Indian

Medium

Baskets

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Keywords

Tohono O'odham, Tohono baskets, Papago basket