115- Handmade basket/centerpiece and scorpion of devil's claw

Bidding Supports: TUCSON PRESIDIO TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION (Tucson, AZ)

Item Number
115
Value:
$50 USD
Online Close:
Oct 18, 2020 4:00 PM MST
Bid History:
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Description

Jesus Garcia is a local ethno-botanist and founder of the Kino Heritage Fruit Tree project.  He has handcrafted this devil?s-claw scorpion and devil`s claw centerpiece/basket.

It all begins with sowing the seeds of the devil?s claw plant (Proboscidea parviflora). 

 

The bundle design follows the traditional way of storing devil`s claw seed pods for use as fibers in basketry.

At the end of the process, the seeds also become the finishing touch, the scorpion?s eyes.