Polychrome Desert Tortoise Basket - Tohono O'odham
This handwoven tortoise design basket is by Barbara Lewis Thomas and measures approximately 6.5 inches in diameter.
Plant materials are hand gathered from the Sonoran Desert for basket weaving. The interior coils are native Beargrass, the white, closed stitches around the coils are sun-bleached Soaptree Yucca, the green are unbleached Soaptree Yucca, and the red material used for the tortoise back design and trim is Banana Yucca root. The black used for the tortoise head and legs is Devil's Claw pod.
Keep away from sunlight to maintain color variations.