Round Polychrome Basket Depicting "Toka Game" - Tohono O'Odham
This unique, handwoven polychrome basket by Mary Pablo measures approximately 8 inches in diameter. It represents a Tohono O'Odham woman with stick playing the traditional Toka Game.
Plant materials are hand gathered from the Sonoran Desert for basket weaving.
The green interior coils (warp) are native Beargrass, the white closed stitches which surround the coils are sun bleached Soaptree Yucca, the green stitches are unbleached Soaptree Yucca. The body design is woven from red Banana Yucca Root, black Devil's Claw pod and green unbleached Soaptree Yucca.
Keep away from sunlight to maintain color variations.
Measurements are approximate.