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Tohono O’Odham Man in the Maze Basket

Size: 10.5" W1" H
SKU: 900112959




Tohono O'Odham, formerly called Papago, handmade Man in the Maze basket woven by an unknown artist. The legend of the design is that the "man" is an ancestor spirit named I'itoi who comes from his home in the mountains at night to cause mischief, then takes a bewildering route (the maze) back to his home to avoid being followed. Woven today much the same as it might have been centuries ago, the tools used are a knife, an awl, and the hands of the weaver.

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