Basketry skirted human figure. The figure's hat is the removable rectangular cover. Black details- eyes, mouth, hair, and costume- on buff. Coiled construction.
bear grass, willow sapwood and devil's claw
Basketry figures were frequently made by the Papago, but rarely by the Pima, for sale to the tourist trade. -from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
Sarah Allen and Julia Patzelt, Beyond Appearance: Constructing Likeness (Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2003), 1 and 4 (illustrated/ color). Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 89, fig. 313.
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