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Selections of Photographs from Helga Teiwes’ Hopi Basket Weaving Project
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    • Coiled basket with Katsinmana flanked by clouds

    • Coiled basket with Katsinmana flanked by clouds
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basketry; Katsinmana; Coiled Baskets; Yucca plant
    • A coiled basket created by Joyce Ann Saufkie of Shungopovi. A Katsinmana flanked by clouds can be seen on the basket. On the back, unseen, is the Crowmother.
    • Abigail Kaursgowva finishes the rim of a wicker plaque

    • Abigail Kaursgowva finishes the rim of a wicker plaque
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Plaques; Wicker Baskets
    • Abigail Kaursgowva of Hotevilla finishes the rim of a wicker plaque using siwi (dune broom) twigs. One over, one under, the remaining siwi 'warps' are used to make the finished border which will then be coiled with black dyed mooho (yucca).
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Annabelle Nequatewa attaches a suuvi (sumac) ring to her plaited basket

    • Annabelle Nequatewa attaches a suuvi (sumac) ring to her plaited basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Sumac; Plaiting; Yucca plant
    • Annabelle Nequatewa of Shungopovi attaches the suuvi (sumac) ring to her basket by wrapping the yucca strands around the ring. The sumac ring can be seen bare on some parts and with the mooho (yucca) plants already wrapped around it. Yucca...
    • Annabelle Nequatewa weaving a plaited sifter basket

    • Annabelle Nequatewa weaving a plaited sifter basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Plaited Baskets; Yucca plant
    • Annabelle Nequatewa of Shungopovi sits at her kitchen table and begins to weave a sifter basket. The long ends of the mooho (yucca) plant that she weaves together can be seen sticking out of all four sides. Yucca strands dyed different colors are...
    • Annabelle Nequatewa weaving a plaited sifter basket

    • Annabelle Nequatewa weaving a plaited sifter basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Making; Basketry; Sumac; Plaited Baskets; Yucca plant
    • Annabelle Nequatewa of Shungopovi weaves a sifter basket. A suuvi (sumac) ring was attached to the basket to help curve the mooho (yucca) strands upwards to give the basket its shape. Dyed yucca strands of different colors can be seen showing how...
    • Annabelle Nequatewa working on a coiled basket

    • Annabelle Nequatewa working on a coiled basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Coiled Baskets; Yucca plant
    • Annabelle Nequatewa of Shungopovi works on a large coiled basket. Frontal shot of Annabelle pulling on the strips of mooho (yucca).
    • 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.
    • Hahay'I wuuti (Katsina Mother) coiled plaque with a rainbow design

    • Hahay'I wuuti (Katsina Mother) coiled plaque with a rainbow design
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basketry; Katsina; Coiled Baskets; Plaques; Yucca plant
    • Close up view of a plaque with a Katsinmana with a face similar to Hahay'I wuuti (Katsina Mother) under a rainbow design. The plaque is twelve and a quarter inches in diameter. The maker is unknown.
    • 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 Selestewa weaving a wicker fruit basket

    • Evelyn Selestewa weaving a wicker fruit basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Wicker Baskets; Willow
    • Evelyn Selestewa of Mishongnovi weaves a small burden or fruit basket. Close-up view of Evelyn's hands weaving with the commercial wefts going over 3 or 4 or even 5 natural qahavi (willow) warps. She adds willow strips as warps when she needs to...
    • 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...

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