Tohono O’odham Basket and Shell Necklaces-By Christine Johnson, No:liwk, AZ., c. 2006.

These baskets are strung on a shell necklaces. Traditionally the shells are gathered in Mexico on pilgrimages. The necklaces were presented to me during friendship dances in honor of many years working together. Christine Johnson’s large extended family forms the No:liwk Traditional Singers and Dancers group. While Mrs. Johnson has passed on, she lives on through the generations as these cultural dances continue to be performed.

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