Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Plate 053 Luzi - Papago
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Vintage Photogravure
“The Papago women always carry their burdens on, or supported from, their heads. When the burden - be it a basket, pottery, or a box - has a flat or a rounded bottom, the ring of the woven yucca is placed on the head in order to give the load a firm position for carrying, and to relieve the bearer of pressure.” – Edward Curtis

In this image, the subject is covered in a dark wrap. The face and basket are highlighted.
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