Tohono O'odham Basket - Lidded Split Stitch, CBASPBM13-11


Split Stitch

5.5" H

6" diameter

17" around basket

Condition: Good

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  • This is a Tohono O'odham basket woven in split stitch technique. The beargrass is bundled together and wrapped with yucca. The techniques are shared between the Tohono O'odham and Pima tribes due to their location by the Gila River. This basket was started with a four knot square at the base of basket and lid. The yucca used in this basket has been split to be wider. It makes the basket more secure and contrast. Most of the time it is split thinner and shows more of the beargrass. Also, the drying process affects the color of yucca. The weave begins with a white color and towards the end has a neutral color. It stills a little uneven on one side where the beargrass pushes out a little. It maybe from tighten the weave to early. However, this basket is can be used for dry storage or a display piece. A handmade basket to add to your collection.