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Selections of Photographs from Helga Teiwes’ Hopi Basket Weaving Project
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    • 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...
    • Remalda Lomayestewa weaving a large coiled basket

    • Remalda Lomayestewa weaving a large coiled basket
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Kachinas; Coiled Baskets
    • Remalda Lomayestewa of Hotevilla weaves a large basket. The basket that is shown has two different kachina figures finished up to their shoulders.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Large coiled plaque with eagle in the center

    • Large coiled plaque with eagle in the center
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Basket Making; Basket Makers; Basketry; Coiled Baskets; Plaques; Yucca plant
    • This large coiled plaque created by Martha Leban of Shungopovi displays an eagle in the center, stylized rain and clouds three quarters of the way around the eagle, and four deer underneath the eagle.
    • 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 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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 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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