Amazing manual dexterity!
|About the Artist||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.|
|Size||Tray: 1/4" height x 1 3/4" diameter Figure: 1 1/4" height x 5/8" diameter|
|Coil count||Tray: 18 coils per inch|
|Stitch count||Figure: 24 stitches per inch|
|Date of creation||Circa 1980|
|Design||Coiled basket tray with geometric motif. Coiled figure of woman with long braid in back|
|Provenance||AnS-12 & AnS-15|