Native American (Tohono O'odham/Papago) Mini Horsehair Basket - Norma Antone!

Native American (Tohono O'odham/Papago) Mini Horsehair Basket - Norma Antone!


Description: SPECTACULAR Polychrome (multi color) friendship (33 dancers) and a dog, design horsehair basket. By a well-known artist.

Maker: Norma Antone (Tohono O'odham). 

Approx. Age: Early 2000s.

Size: Measures a WHOPPING 3 1/8" across. Tight weave, white, black and sorrel (reddish brown). 

Condition: Good for its age, normal wear and fading expected.

Please note, this is a more desirable and harder to make "closed stitch" basket! 

Imagine the patience and dexterity to weave something this intricate!
Comes with certificate (card) of authenticity. 
This is the real deal!

Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description.

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The Tohono O'odham (AKA Papago) are located in the Arizona desert and are famous for finely woven baskets. Thousands of years ago, the Hohokam, settled along the Salt, Gila, and Santa Cruz Rivers. These were the ancestors of the Tohono O’odham, making them one of the oldest Native American Indian Tribes of the Southwest. Baskets are produced by the Tohono O'odham from various materials such as willow, yucca and horse hair. Miniature versions of these baskets are highly sought after by collectors. Basket making is a long tradition of the Tohono O'odham and each one is unique to the maker. The basket pictured is what you receive. Miniature horse hair baskets are wonderful gifts or for own for your collection (and they are less expensive than buying a whole horse)!

Western Trading Post is family owned and operated. Located in Arizona just north of the Tohono O’odham (Papago), just south of the Akimel O’odham (Pima), just east of the Ak-Chin O’odham (branch of Pima) and only a short driving distance from the Apache (N’dee), Navajo (Dine′), Zuni, Hopi, Yavapai, Mojave, and Hualapai. We specialize in Native American Indian, Western Americana and Southwestern items. 

Items listed here may also be available in our store, therefore we reserve the right to end an auction at any time. 

We also have monthly auctions at our store. They are "live" in our auction room and also online. Check it out at Western  Trading  Post.  com 

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