Beautiful basket tray by the Pima tribe of Arizona depicting Haley’s Comet, woven circa 1910 when the comet last visited during the basket making period.
The Pima have been weaving baskets for thousands of years for gathering, storage, and ceremonial use, but do so no longer.
This rare example can be hung on the wall or placed on a table for dramatic effect. Museum collection marking on back.
Finely woven Pima basket, circa the 1890s. Used to gather berries, as can be seen by the dark stains in the interior. Geometric stepped design that resembles gears in black devil’s claw fiber with blonde yucca over a split willow base. There are many broken stitches, but this is expected considering the age and use.