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Pima Artist



Basket, n.d.
Grass
9 13/16 in. (25 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Basketmaking (Coiling)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P0016
Sub-hemispherical with round base. Coiled construction. Human figure at the top of a spiraled straight line design and border. Brown on buff. Maze design may represent the trail to Siuhu.

Materials
cattail, willow sapwood and devil's claw

Commentary
Maze design may represent the trail to Siuhu.

"This maze design is called Siuhu Ki, and represents the house of Siuhu...He lived far in the Mountains, where trails became so confused that no one could follow him." - from Frederick J. Dockstader, Indian Art in America (Greenwich CT, 1962), plate 162.

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