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Selections of Photographs from Helga Teiwes’ Hopi Basket Weaving Project
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    • Madeline Lamson splicing mooho (yucca) for a coiled basket

    • Madeline Lamson splicing mooho (yucca) for a coiled basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Coiled Baskets; Plaques; Yucca plant
    • Basket weaver Madeline Lamson of Shungopovi in her home splices yucca for a large coiled basket. Two finished coiled plaques sit behind her. Next to her sits the mooho (yucca) plant she has harvested to make this basket.
    • Treva Burton demonstrating how to clean siváapi (rabbitbrush)

    • Treva Burton demonstrating how to clean siváapi (rabbitbrush)
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry
    • Treva Burton of Oraibi kneels down and demonstrates how to clean the bark off siváapi (rabbitbrush) with her knife. Stems that she has already cleaned rest in her lap. These siváapi stems, once cleaned and treated, can be used to make plaques...
    • Joyce Ann Saufkie showing an uncompleted large coiled basket

    • Joyce Ann Saufkie showing an uncompleted large coiled basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Kachinas; Coiled Baskets; Plaques; Yucca plant
    • Joyce Ann Saufkie of Shungopovi shows a large basket which is one-third completed. The basket, when finished, will contain four kachina figures and four rain cloud designs. In front of her is a plaque she created with a turtle design in the...
    • Joyce Ann Saufkie working on a coiled plaque

    • Joyce Ann Saufkie working on a coiled plaque
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Coiled Baskets; Plaques; Yucca plant
    • Joyce Ann Saufkie of Shungopovi works on a coiled plaque by weaving the yucca strips through a hole with the awl in her right hand. Dyed and undyed strands stick out and are waiting to be coiled to create the plaque's pattern.
    • Joyce Ann Saufkie pulling mooho (yucca) strips with her teeth

    • Joyce Ann Saufkie pulling mooho (yucca) strips with her teeth
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Coiled Baskets; Plaques; Yucca plant
    • Joyce Ann Saufkie of Shungopovi works on a basket. The mooho (yucca) strips are pulled tight in her teeth. In her right hand is an awl. With her left hand, she cleans the yucca strip so it can be used in the weaving.
    • Almarie Masayestewa starting a wicker plaque

    • Almarie Masayestewa starting a wicker plaque
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Plaques; Wicker Baskets
    • Almarie Masayestewa of Hotevilla starts a wicker plaque. Here, she lines up siwi (dune broom) strips with the help of a wooden board that consists of two parts and pushes the siváapi (rabbitbrush) tight with her awl. For this plaque, Almarie...
    • Mollie Talas working on a coiled basket

    • Mollie Talas working on a coiled basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Maker; Basketry; Coiled Baskets; Plaques; Yucca plant
    • Mollie Talas of Shungopovi works on a coiled basket; she is pulling the mooho (yucca) leaves through. A completed plaque with an eagle in the center sits beside her.
    • Almarie Masayestewa weaving a wicker plaque

    • Almarie Masayestewa weaving a wicker plaque
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Plaques; Wicker Basktes
    • Almarie Masayestewa of Hotevilla begins to weave a plaque. Here, she is breaking off a strip of siváapi (rabbitbrush) with an awl. A pattern of dyed strips forming the center of the plaque can already be seen. The over/under weaving pattern of...
    • Almarie Masayestewa with the beginning of a wicker plaque

    • Almarie Masayestewa with the beginning of a wicker plaque
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Plaques; Wicker Baskets
    • Almarie Masayestewa of Hotevilla reaches into a bag full of damp sand and siváapi (rabbitbrush). The damp sand keeps the rabbitbrush from drying out. On her lap sits the beginning of a plaque. The dyed rabbitbrush that has already been woven...
    • Margie Lonnie weaving a coiled plaque

    • Margie Lonnie weaving a coiled plaque
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Coiled Baskets; Plaques; Yucca plant
    • Margie Lonnie of Mishongnovi begins to weave a coiled plaque. The mooho (yucca) strands that will form the center of each coil and give the plaque its rigidity can be seen sticking out to the right. In her hand she holds the yucca strand she...
    • A coiled basket with a Snow Kachina (Nuvaktsinmana) by Pauline Quiyo

    • A coiled basket with a Snow Kachina (Nuvaktsinmana) by Pauline Quiyo
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Coiled Baskets; Yucca plant
    • An image of a basket by Pauline Quiyo. The basket is decorated with a Snow Kachina Maiden (Nuvaktsinmana). The three black dots in the mouth area make her an Aholmana, but according to her yellow face she could be a Hemis Katsinmana.
    • Madeline Lamson with her granddaughter and two coiled baskets

    • Madeline Lamson with her granddaughter and two coiled baskets
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Coiled Baskets; Plaques; Yucca plant
    • Madeline Lamson of Shungopovi poses with one of her granddaughters. A coiled plaque with a turtle design in the center sits next to her, and a started large basket sits in front of her.
    • Angwusnasomyaqa (Crow Mother Kachina) coiled plaque

    • Angwusnasomyaqa (Crow Mother Kachina) coiled plaque
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Coiled Baskets; Plaques; Yucca plant
    • Coiled plaque with Angwusnasomyaqa (Crow Mother Kachina). The plaque is seventeen and a quarter inches in diameter. The maker is unknown.
    • Evelyn Seletstewa weaving a wicker fruit basket

    • Evelyn Seletstewa weaving a wicker fruit basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Wicker Baskets; Willow
    • Evelyn Seletstewa of Mishongnovi weaves a fruit basket. The photograph shows the inside of the basket with the two bigger branches tied with white cotton. This helps the weaver shape the basket. The qahavi (willow) warps and the commercial wefts...
    • Evelyn Seletstewa pushing down on the wefts of a wicker fruit basket

    • Evelyn Seletstewa pushing down on the wefts of a wicker fruit basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Wicker Baskets; Willow
    • Evelyn Seletstewa of Mishongnovi works on a fruit basket and is pushing down on the wefts. The bottom of the basket can be seen along with the white cotton tying the two bigger branches together which helps to shape the basket. The qahavi...

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