Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) - Gathering Hanamh - Papago, with Abe Feder Frame (PDC91051-0219-009)
- Medium: Photogravure on Van Gelder Paper
- Circa: 1907
- Size: 17.5'' x 13''
29.75" x 25.125" Abe Feder museum quality framing. This photogravure is in near excellent condition, there is only a slight wave to the Van Gelder paper. The frame shows very minor wear. Portfolio plate number 49, "The North American Indian (1907-1930) v.02, The Pima. The Papago. The Qahatika. The Mohave. The Yuma. The Maricopa. The Walapai. The Havasupai. The Apache-Mohave, or Yavapai." "Hanamh is the Piman name for the cholla cactus and its fruit. The natives gather the fruit of this spiny plant in large quantities, and it forms a food of material importance to the several tribes living within its habitat. In gathering it they use rude tongs made from a split stick. After a basket is filled, the fruit is spread on the ground and bushed about with a small, stiff besom until the spines are worn off, or the spines are burned of in an open fire." - Edward S. Curtis. Acquired from a private collection in Arizona. The owner has authorized us to lower the price from $1,175 to $740.