180610-62 Papago Indian Storage Basket
early to mid-20th century
3.5" h x 5.5"d x 9"
With bold motif. Tightly woven, a very firm basket.
Turtle Shell and Arrow motif.
Woven with devils claw on yucca ground.
Excellent Condition - Strong Patina
Tohono O'odham, also called Papago, North American Indians who traditionally inhabited the desert regions of present-day Arizona, U.S., and northern Sonora, Mex. The Tohono O'odham speak a Uto-Aztecan language, a dialectal variant of Piman, and culturally they are similar to the Pima living to the north.