Desert Tortoise Basket - Tohono O'Odham (alternating green & white pattern on tortoise's back)
This handwoven Desert Tortoise basket by Barbara Lewis measures approximately 7 inches in diameter.
Plant materials are hand gathered from the Sonoran Desert for basket weaving. The interior coils are native beargrass and the white, closed stitches surrounding the coils are sun bleached soaptree yucca, the green closed stitches that make the body of the Tortoise are unbleached soaptree yucca. Black Devil's Claw is used for the head and feet and for the basket trim detail. Keep away from sunlight to maintain color variations.
Measurements are approximate.