Native American Horsehair Weaving (Tohono O'odham/Papago) miniature basket

Native American Horsehair Weaving (Tohono O'odham/Papago) miniature basket

550.00

Condition:
New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items)
Provenance: Ownership History Available
Tribal Affiliation: Tohono O'odham

PHENOMENAL, mini horsehair weaving (plaque) by Native American, Tohono O'odham weaver, Eunice Manuel.
Please note, this is a more desirable and harder to make "closed stitch" basket!
This fabulous plaque is a Man-In-The-Maze design!
Imagine the patience and dexterity to weave something this small!
Tight weave, white with black, Measures a WHOPPING 4.5" across

Comes with a certificate (card) of authenticity.

This is the real deal!

 


Artisan: Eunice Manuel
Country/Region of Manufacture: USA

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The Tohono O'odham (AKA Papago) Indians 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 horsehair. 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. Basket pictured is what you receive. Miniature horsehair 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 Indians), just south of the Akimel O’odham (Pima Indians), just east of the Ak-Chin O’odham (branch of Pima Indians) and only a short driving distance from the Apache (N’dee), Navajo (Dine′), Zuni, Hopi, Yavapai, Mojave, and Hualapai Indians. We specialize in Native American Indian and Cowboy items. Items listed here may also be available in our store, therefore we reserve the right to end an auction at any time. THANK YOU for your business!