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Selections of Photographs from Helga Teiwes’ Hopi Basket Weaving Project
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    • A plaited, green mooho (yucca) mat for a sifter basket

    • A plaited, green mooho (yucca) mat for a sifter basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basketry; Sumac; Plaiting; Yucca plant
    • This is the green mooho (yucca) mat for a sifter basket that Annabelle Nequatewa of Shungopovi is making using the plaiting technique. The suuvi (sumac) ring sits in the center ready to be used to help bend the yucca strands to shape the basket. ...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Evelyn Seletstewa pushing down on wefts of a wicker fruit basket

    • Evelyn Seletstewa pushing down on 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. Looking closely, the cotton tying the two bigger branches can be seen. Tying the two branches helps the weaver shape the basket.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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).
    • 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...
    • 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...

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