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Large, unusual, Pima Indian woven basketry Doll, with old Padre Beads surrounding her neck. Measures 18" tall x 6 1/2" across at its broadest x a total of 5" deep. Excellent, close to mint, with about 4 missing stitches to the back of one of her feet (shown), and only about 3 others scattered overall that I can detect. She also has small remains of quake hold on the bottom of both feet (shown). She has a double row of zig zag graphics surrounding her mid-section, with 18 early rich blue Padre beads applied as a necklace. The beads are original to the piece.
There is an old brown catelog tag hanging from her neck, which is not ledgible. It retains an early, untouched rich patina, and comes from a smoke free environment. A wonderful, unusual piece to find - worthy of any fine Native collection.