Collection of Miniature Southwest Papago Indian Baskets

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Weaver Unknown
  • Category: Bowls and Other Forms
  • Origin: Tohono O´odham - Papago People
  • Medium: grasses, devils claw
    $75 price is for EACH basket
  • Size:
    ¼” to 2” diameters
    $75 price is for EACH basket
  • Item # 26134
  • Price: $75.00

The Tohono O´odham - Papago, or Desert People are a Piman-speaking group who live in southwestern Arizona and northern Mexico. The basketry work of this group has long been renowned for its sensitive and beautiful works created of the simplest of materials in the harsh environs of the southwest. Descendants of the ancient Hohokam peoples, this people have extensive roots in the southwest, reaching long into the prehistoric past.

This collection of miniature baskets was assembled in the 1960s by a client from the Midwest.  The collection is being shown here  as a group, but the baskets are available for purchase individually.  The collection represents weavers from Tohono O'odham and Akimel O'odham tribe-nations of the US State of Arizona. 

 

Condition: original condition

Provenance: this Collection of Miniature Southwest Papago Indian Baskets is from the collection of a Midwest collector

Recommended Reading: Southwest Indian Baskets: Their History and Their Makers by Andrew Hunter Whiteford

Relative Links: basketsTohono O'odhamAkimel O'odham

Alternate side view with US dime coin used for scale.

Weaver Unknown
  • Category: Bowls and Other Forms
  • Origin: Tohono O´odham - Papago People
  • Medium: grasses, devils claw
    $75 price is for EACH basket
  • Size:
    ¼” to 2” diameters
    $75 price is for EACH basket
  • Item # 26134
  • Price: $75.00

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