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Papago (Tohono O'odham) Native American Indian Baskets

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The Native American Tohono O'odham or Desert People reside in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and Mexico. Early Tohono O'odham Indian Baskets were primarily utilitarian and used to carry water, firewood, prepare food and store items. Tohono O'odham Indian baskets are handmade using Native Plants such as Yucca, Beargrass,and Devils Claw. These Native American weavers rely on the natural colors of the desert plants. Indian Basket forms include a variety of shapes to include Trays, Baskets with Lids, Pictorial Baskets, and Plaques. Miniature Tohono O'odham Native American Indian Baskets are made of Horsehair.
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