The Piman peoples are located along the Gila River in Southwestern Arizona. They share similar language, customs, and culture as the Papago (Tohono O'odham) tribe. They are composed of two types of Pima-speaking people. The Piman language belongs to the Uto-Aztecan linguistic group as well as the Hopi and Southern Paiute. At one point these tribes shared a ancestral root but have a different culture. However, the Pima tribe share the same basket making techniques with the Tohono O'odham like this basket (pg. 6, Whiteford).
This basket has a tight weave and well made. Since the Pima baskets are similar to the Tohono O'odham it is difficult to tell them apart. Through observation the Pima baskets are more refined and executed well. This basket is made out of yucca and devil's claw. A handmade basket to add to your collection.