Tohono O'Odham Basket w Lid MZ-1110
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Authentic Tohono O'Odham Handwoven Indian Basket w/ Lid MZ-1110

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This is an authentic Tohono O' Odham handwoven basket. The American Indian art consists of two parts. The warp (or inner coil) is made of beargrass. The 2nd a weft (or design) is harvested either from soaptree yucca cactus (green and white) or the roots of the banana yucca cactus (red). All the colors occur naturally: no dyes are utilized.

The Papago Indians, now called Tohono O'Odham (The People of the Desert), inhabit over 50 villages within their beautiful reservation in southern Arizona. Here they still gather the materials for their baskets as their ancestors did.


  • This basket weighs approximately 41 grams and measures approximately 2.5" high by 3" wide.

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