Native American Basket-Papago/Tohono O’odham Traditional Handmade Basket Bowl-Faye Ventura

  • $62.00

Native American Handmade Basket - Papago / Tohono O’odham Basket bowl created with the traditional style split stitch. This authentic piece of Native American art consists of two parts: the warp (or inner coil) is made of beargrass; the weft (or design) is harvested from the soaptree yucca cactus (green and white). 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.

Artist: Faye Ventura
Size: 5" round, 1 3/4" tall

The craft of basketry is perhaps, more than any other, in danger of being lost among the Native Americans of the Southwest. Basketry is a demanding craft, requiring many days of work in gathering, preparing, and weaving, taking time that many feel they no longer have to spare.

Collector card included.

We support the arts and aim to spread beauty and abundance with kindness and integrity. ~ And The Crow

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