Oval Plate - Deer with Cactus - Tohono O'odham
This handwoven basket is by Tohono O'odham artist Della Cruz from Sells, Arizona.
- This oval tray basket depicts a Deer standing with a blooming Saguaro Cactus
- It measures approximately 10 inches long x 7 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep
- Plant materials are hand gathered from the Sonoran Desert
- Green inner coils are native Beargrass and the white, closed and split stitches are of sun-bleached Soaptree Yucca, green stitches are from unbleached Soaptree Yucca. The black material used for the Deer is Devil Claw pod, and the red material on top of Saguaro cactus is from Banana Yucca root
- Keep away from sunlight to maintain color variations