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Believed to be Pima Popoga Indian, this weaved basket features specific design. Believed to be a Mortar Hopper
Sits atop a stone mortar as acorns are pounded into flour. The basket helps prevent pieces of acorn from scattering and keeps foreign objects out. The hopper is held in place by resting one’s calves on the basket’s reinforced rim.
This Pima Bowl Basket is a vibrant example of Native American art. It is in excellent condition. It is made with a traditional Pima Indian design, colored with natural dyes, it is a true gift of the Earth. The lively, natural color scheme of this Bowl Basket makes it the perfect piece for any Southwestern decor. Coiled baskets are made like coiled pottery. The Pima Indians, Akimel O’odham, are known for their fine Indian baskets. Thin strips of materials; Devils Claw, willow and Bear grass are wrapped into a bundle which is coiled around in a continuous spiral. The symbol of the Salt River Pima Indian is the Man in the Maze. The legend depicts the experiences which occur during the journey through the maze of life. At the center of the maze are ones dreams and goals and when one reaches the center they are met by the Sun God who passes them on to the next world.
15″ Diameter. 8″ long from center of bowl. This is deeper than the regular Flour, Dipper bowls. VG condition. Colors bright.