This interesting small image is an original work of art by T. Mae de Ville, of Gallup, New Mexico and was shows the Flowering Yucca, state flower of New Mexico. The picture is made with desert rocks and sands, and is framed in its original wood frame and signed in the lower right by de Ville. On the back is some printed information about the Flowering Yucca, a desert plant common to most of the Southwest. In spring, it bears great clusters of bell-shaped, waxen-white blossoms.
The fiber of the blade-like yucca leaves is used by the Indians to make baskets. Prehistoric Indians spun it into a very fine thread which they wove into cloth, sandals, and rope.
Size of this original work is 5.25 x 7". Condition is excellent. There is a companion piece depicting the Giant Cactus. Estimated age of the piece is around 1930.