NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PAPAGO, Tohono O'dham, hand woven, shallow basket bowl with double handles. This basket features a black woven design known as a "Whirlwind", "Whirling Logs", or a "Whirling Fret". The basket is constructed with bundled grass and then woven with yucca and devil's claw (the black designs). The use of the above designs help to date many Native American items. Any design that resembles a swastika on an older piece of Native Americana usually means it was made prior to World War II. Natives are very patriotic and once the ancient symbol was taken by Hitler they refused to use it. In the last 20 years, some contemporary pieces are again using the symbol, but I have only seen it on Jewelry, not baskets or other weavings. This basket is a perfect size to display in your collection or to fill with interesting items you collect!
CONDITION: GREAT! All coils and stitches look good! Handles are strong and unbroken. Overall age related mellowing of color, very little fading, if there is some it is consistent. There is a light stain or soiling in bottom of the bowl and a bit of old green paint on the bottom. The first photograph with the white background shows the truest color of the basket. Absolutely no odors.
SIZE: 9" Length by 8 1/4" Wide, 7" Tall with Handle
CIRCA: PRE-1940, best guess is the 1930's
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