Ground Squirrel with Hat Basket - Tohono O'odham
This handwoven basket sculpture is by Tohono O'odham artist Della Cruz from Sells, Arizona. Della & Fred Cruz are known for their unique, figurative 3-Dimensional baskets.
- Ground Squirrel with Hat measures approximately 7.5 inches tall (top of hat) and 3.5 inches in diameter at the base
- The hat removes to reveal a storage basket for hiding small treasures
- Plant materials are hand gathered from the Sonoran Desert
- Green coils are native Beargrass and the white, split stitches are of sun bleached Soaptree Yucca. The black material used for facial detail is from Devil's Claw pod
- Keep away from sunlight to maintain color variations