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Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Baskets became important to the O'odham (Papago/Pima) economy with the introduction of the railway and tourist market in the 1880s. New forms and designs emerged to accommodate Euro-American taste. Basket makers experimented with representational designs including, human figures, dogs and butterflies. Market demand for smaller, more portable items created a new style: the miniature basket. Incredibly difficult to produce, they showcase the weavers' skill.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Added to Site: July 9, 2010