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3rd Mesa | Arizona | Hopi | ...
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1.67.306 | H: 9.75 in, Diameter: 9.875 in | Gift of The Coe Foundation | Twined wicker carrying basket with a Hopi start and yucca leaf wrapped rimrod. Faded designs (Bryn Potter: 7/2013- AMD). | 1.67.306v2.jpg | basket | yucca leaf | rabbit brush | dye | 3rd Mesa | Arizona | Hopi | Southwest

Arizona | Southwest | Hopi |...
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NA.106.756 | ca. 1940 | Diameter: 13.5 in | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris A. Thompson | The tray has a central design of the kachina mask for Crow Mother or Angwusnasomtaka. | na.106.756.jpg | na.106.756v3.jpg | na.106.756v4.jpg | basket | Sumac | rabbit brush | dyes | yucca leaf | Hopi wicker tray. The Hopi speak a unique dialect of the Uto-Aztecan linguistic family meriting its own name Hopi. They are the only puebloan tribe to be found in modern Arizona and inhabit several villages and mesa tops in the northeast part of that state. This type of basketry tray is called a "yungyapu" which translates simply as "wicker tray". These wicker baskets are exclusively woven at Third Mesa although long ago they would have been made on all the Hopi mesas. Tray displays a geometric design. Materials utilized in the basket's construction are non-peeled sumac (Rhus) rods for the warp and rabbit brush shoots (Crysothamnus) for the weft with those used for the design elements having first been dyed with either natural or commercial dyes. The rims are wrapped in yucca leaf. | Arizona | Southwest | Hopi

Papago | Southwest | Tohono ...
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19.00.119 | H: 6 in, diameter of opening: 9.625 in | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Fenn | Cylindrical basket with triangular design down sides in columns. | Coiled yucca leaf basket over a bear grass or cattail foundation. The design is devil's claw. there are burn marks in the interior, and four areas of non-native repair (Bryn Potter: 7/2013- AMD). | 19.00.119.jpg | basket | yucca leaf | cattail | devil's claw | bear grass | Papago | Southwest | Tohono O'odham | Arizona

Southwest | Arizona | Tohono...
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NA.106.791 | 20th century | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris A. Thompson | Made as a product to sell. | na.106.791.jpg | basket | yucca root | yucca leaf | bear grass | devil's claw | Papago basket. The Papago Indians, now know as the Tohono O'odam or "Desert People", are a fairly large tribe whose territory lies in southwestern Arizona. They traditionally spoke the Tepiman branch of the Uto-Aztecan linguistic family and are thought by scholars to be descendants of the early Hohokam civilization which once existed in that region. They are one of the few tribes that have consistently produced large quantities of baskets down to the present day. However, by about 1900 many of the Papago weavers switched from using their traditional willow, for weaving baskets, to the use of yucca leaf instead. The yucca leaf reduced the time it took to make a basket presumably in response to the growing market for their work among non-Indians. To a good extent, with the dropping of the willow, the quality of weave also seemed to decline, especially on larger pieces. This group of baskets include flat trivets or plaques, cylinder shapes (one with a handle) and one of the newer stripe split stitch-lidded baskets. Coiling is to the left using a bundle of bear grass (Nolina) for the foundation coil which is then sewn with yucca leaf either sun bleached or green. Designs are done in devils claw (Proboscidea) or in the red yucca root. These baskets are all made for the tourist trade. | Southwest | Arizona | Tohono O'odham | Papago

Arizona | Tohono O'odham | P...
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NA.106.808 | Diameter: 6.5 in | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris A. Thompson | Made as a product to sell. | na.106.808.jpg | basket | bear grass | yucca leaf | Arizona | Tohono O'odham | Papago | Southwest

Hopi | Northern Arizona | So...
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1.69.1069 | ca. 1920 | Diameter: 14.75 in, H: 3.5 in | Museum purchase, Mary Jester Allan Collection | Plaited yucca basket with a wood rim. Used for sifting, the wefts are folded over the wood rimrod and stitched in place with yucca. ca. 1920. Address label on back,"Mrs. Mary Jester Allan," and BBM 392, #72 crossed out (Bryn Potter: 7/2013- AMD). | 1.69.1069.JPG | basket | sifter | wood | yucca leaf | Hopi | Northern Arizona | Southwest

Tohono O'odham | Southwest |...
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NA.506.42 | 20th century | H: 1.5 in, Diameter: 5.25 in | Gift of Mrs. F. W. Watrous | Ritual and Recreation: Gifts and Novelties. Round flat basket bowl with dark design, bundle coiled construction. || Miniature coiled basket on a bundle foundation with an overcast rim stitch. The design is devil's claw. Made for sale(Bryn Potter: 7/2013- AMD). | NA.506.42.JPG | dark design | basket | cattail | bear grass | devil's claw | yucca leaf | Tohono O'odham | Southwest | Papago