This book is filled with photographs and detailed descriptions of their beautiful baskets--the one art, above all others, that creates the strongest social bonds in Hopi life.
Author: Helga Teiwes
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
"With the inborn wisdom that has guided them for so long through so many obstacles, Hopi men and women perpetuate their proven rituals, strongly encouraging those who attempt to neglect or disrespect their obligations to uphold them. One of these obligations is to respect the flora and fauna of our planet. The Hopi closeness to the Earth is represented in all the arts of all three mesas, whether in clay or natural fibers. What clay is to a potter's hands, natural fibers are to a basket weaver."--from the Introduction Rising dramatically from the desert floor, Arizona's windswept mesas have been home to the Hopis for hundreds of years. A people known for protecting their privacy, these Native Americans also have a long and less known tradition of weaving baskets and plaques. Generations of Hopi weavers have passed down knowledge of techniques and materials from the plant world around them, from mother to daughter, granddaughter, or niece. This book is filled with photographs and detailed descriptions of their beautiful baskets--the one art, above all others, that creates the strongest social bonds in Hopi life. In these pages, weavers open their lives to the outside world as a means of sharing an art form especially demanding of time and talent. The reader learns how plant materials are gathered in canyons and creek bottoms, close to home and far away. The long, painstaking process of preparation and dying is followed step by step. Then, using techniques of coiled, plaited, or wicker basketry, the weaving begins. Underlying the stories of baskets and their weavers is a rare glimpse of what is called "the Hopi Way," a life philosophy that has strengthened and sustained the Hopi people through centuries of change. Many other glimpses of the Hopi world are also shared by author and photographer Helga Teiwes, who was warmly invited into the homes of her collaborators. Their permission and the permission of the Cultural Preservation Office of the Hopi Tribe gave her access to people and information seldom available to outsiders. Teiwes was also granted access to some of the ceremonial observances where baskets are preeminent. Woven in brilliant reds, greens, and yellows as well as black and white, Hopi weavings, then, not only are an arresting art form but also are highly symbolic of what is most important in Hopi life. In the women's basket dance, for example, woven plaques commemorate and honor the Earth and the perpetuation of life. Other plaques play a role in the complicated web of Hopi social obligation and reciprocity. Living in a landscape of almost surreal form and color, Hopi weavers are carrying on one of the oldest arts traditions in the world. Their stories in Hopi Basket Weaving will appeal to collectors, artists and craftspeople, and anyone with an interest in Native American studies, especially Native American arts. For the traveler or general reader, the book is an invitation to enter a little-known world and to learn more about an art form steeped in meaning and stunning in its beauty.
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Samuel Guernsey
Publisher: Obscure Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archeology and Ethnology. Volume III No.2. BASKET-MAKERS CAVES OF NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA. Report on the Explorations, 1916-17. On an expedition to northeastern Arizona evidence was found of the presence of the basket-maker culture. Due to being only being reported once before it was felt therefore, that the opportunity for studying these little unknown remains in a region untouched by earlier diggers, was one which should not be neglected; all our subsequent work has accordingly been directed toward the finding and excavation of Basket-maker sites. Originally published in 1921. Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Marvin Cohodas now explores the various forces that influenced Elizabeth Hickox, analyzing her relationship with the curio trade, and specifically with dealer Grace Nicholson, to show how those associations affected the development and ...
Author: Marvin Cohodas
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The peoples of northwestern Califonia's Lower Klamath River area have long been known for their fine basketry. Two early-twentieth-century weavers of that region, Elizabeth Hickox and her daughter Louise, created especially distinctive baskets that are celebrated today for their elaboration of technique, form, and surface designs. Marvin Cohodas now explores the various forces that influenced Elizabeth Hickox, analyzing her relationship with the curio trade, and specifically with dealer Grace Nicholson, to show how those associations affected the development and marketing of baskets. He explains the techniques and patterns that Hickox created to meet the challenge of weaving design into changig three-dimensional forms. In addition to explicating the Hickoxes' basketry, Cohodas interprets its uniqueness as a form of intersocietal art, showing how Elizabeth first designed her distinctive trinket basket to convey a particular view of the curio trade and its effect on status within her community. Through its close examination of these superb practitioners of basketry, Basket Weavers for the California Curio Trade addresses many of today's most pressing questions in Native American art studies concerning individuality, patronage, and issues of authenticity. Graced with historic photographs and full-color plates, it reveals the challenges faced by early-twentieth-century Native weavers. "Extremely well written and based on an impressive amount of archival research. . . . It skillfully interweaves biography, rigorous stylistic analysis, and social history into an impressive story."--Janet Berlo, editor, The Early Years of Native American Art History Published with the assistance of The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles.
I am proud to be part of a very long tradition of basket weavers from the southern
portion of the Great Basin . While I was influenced and inspired by many
Southern Paiute weavers of the past , it was my paternal grandmother , Lila
Author: Anne Hughes O'Brien
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Category: Social Science
In collaboration with the Heard Museum, this book is a practical introduction to visiting Native American communities in Arizona. Covering the etiquette, present-day culture, traditions, and arts of contemporary Arizona's native inhabitants, tourists will be prepared to explore the heart of tribal populations. See how the twenty-one federally recognized tribal communities continue to evolve. Enjoy this rare invitation to sample the food, view the performing arts, and purchase the visual arts as you witness today's Native American cultural regeneration.
Governor issues Basketweavers ' Week Proclamation By Lola Pepion Allison ,
ACIA Administrative Secretary The Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs was
privileged to facilitate a proclamation by Governor Jane Dee Hull designating the
Although Indian basketry has many variations in size, shape, design, color, and
decoration, there are but two basic techniques--coiling 'and weaving. In the
former, the basket is sewed around a foundation, each successive coil being
linked to ...
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compiled by workers of the Writersí Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Arizona ; completely rev. by Joseph Miller ; edited by Henry G. Alsberg. Rev. ed.
Indian Baskets ( Tucson : University of Arizona Press , 1982 ) , pp . 178–80 ;
Andrew Hunter Whiteford , Southwestern Indian Baskets : Their History and Their Makers ( Santa Fe : School of Advanced Research Press , 1988 ) , pp . 94–99 ;
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Annie Antone (born 1955) is a Native American Tohono O'odham basket weaver from Gila Bend, Arizona Annie Antone was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1955.
Author: Lambert M Surhone
Publisher: Betascript Publishing
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Annie Antone (born 1955) is a Native American Tohono O'odham basket weaver from Gila Bend, Arizona Annie Antone was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1955. She learned how to weave baskets from her mother, Irene Antone. Annie began at the age of 19 and sold her first basket for $10. She gave the money to her mother. Currently she lives on the Gila Bend Reservation.Antone only uses plant materials harvested from her homeland, the Sonoran Desert. These include yucca, devil's claw, and bear grass. Her techniques in making coiled baskets are traditional, but her designs are completely unique. She specialized in highly graphic, pictorial imagery, and has featured realistic images of panthers and semi-tractor trailers. She wove a basket featuring the traditional flute player, surrounded by musical notes forming a specific song. This piece is on display in the Native American art collection of the Casino Arizona. The curator there, Aleta Rinlero says of Antone's work: "She doesn't weave baskets, she weaves concepts."
The ancestors of this tribe, now called Basket Makers No. 3, had established their
village on the floor of one of the great open caves that are occasionally found in
the sandstone cliffs of Arizona and New Mexico. This cave was about 800 feet ...
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Mr. Robinson's further statement that baskets once filled the shelves of trading
posts but that " today there is seldom ... Among the " Weavers of the Agricultural
Country , ” the outstanding Arizona basket makers , the Hopi , are sadly
The Arizona State Museum holds very large collections of both old and new
examples of the arts and crafts made by ... 1986 to 1989 to the Hopi mesas to
photograph kachina doll carvers, and from 1991 to 1994 to record Hopi basket weavers.
Author: Alan Ferg
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
In 1893, nineteen years before statehood, the first anthropology museum in the Arizona Territory was created on the campus of the fledgling University of Arizona. Located in the small desert city of Tucson and originally occupying a single room, what was first called the Arizona Territorial Museum had one part-time curator and has steadily grown over the last 120 years. Dedicated to the archaeology, history, culture, and arts of the peoples of Arizona and the Southwest, the Arizona State Museum is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region. It cares for the world's largest collections of Southwestern Native American pottery, basketry, textiles, and fiber arts, all of which have been designated American Treasures. Its exceptional artifactual, biological, and documentary collections, maintained by an accomplished staff and faculty, keep its programs at the forefront of scholarly investigations while providing public outreach to Arizona's multicultural communities and visitors from around the world.
ALL BASKETS COURTESY C & R TRADERS , CASA GRANDE the
contemporary state of basket weaving by Southwestern Indians : many of the best
artisans have grown old and infirm , and the number of weavers has declined . In
a way , the ...
BASKETS . Weaving of rods into baskets is one of the most ancient of the arts
amongst men ; and it is practised in almost every part of the globe , whether
inhabited by civilised or savago races . Basket - making requires no description
Author: George Wharton JamesPublish On: 2014-02-04
George Wharton James’s Indian Basketry is an invaluable aid for the artist, designer, craftsman, or beginner who wants to recreate authentic and often extinct basket forms and decorative motifs of the Native American peoples.
Author: George Wharton James
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Everything there is to know about traditional Native American basket weaving. Native American basket weaving is an intricate and powerful art, representative of the legends and ceremonies of the Indian nations and their cultures. George Wharton James’s Indian Basketry is an invaluable aid for the artist, designer, craftsman, or beginner who wants to recreate authentic and often extinct basket forms and decorative motifs of the Native American peoples. Filled with 355 illustrations and photographs of Native American basket weavers taken at the turn of the twentieth century, this pioneering study—first published in 1901—provides in-depth information about specific aspects of Indian basketry, including: • Its role in legend and ceremony • The origins of forms and designs • Materials and colors used • Weaves and stitches • The symbolism and poetry woven into each basket • Preservation • Tips for the collector • And much more! From Yolo ceremonial baskets to Oraibi sacred trays, Indian Basketry traces the origin, development, and fundamental principles of the basket designs of the major Indian tribes of the southwestern United States and Pacific Coast, along with comments on the basket weaving of a number of other North American tribes.
Although more than 19 million acres of Arizona land is designated for Indian
reservations, only half of the state's ... Many of these basket- weaving people live
in homes built into high cliffs by their ancestors as refuge from enemy tribes.
Author: Eleanor H. Ayer
Publisher: American Traveler Press
Discover all that Arizona has to offer! Detailed maps on where you can find caves, arrowheads, fossil beds, agates, geodes, and much more!
Contemporary Basket Weaving of the Southwestern Indians Barbara Mauldin.
Mauldin ... 30–32 . Mauldin , Barbara 1983 “ The Art of Basketweaving . ...
Museum of Northern Arizona 1982 The Basket Weavers : Artisans of the
Washington DC Studiar Hapi Indian Woman's occupation - Baby nursing and Basket weaving , Oraibi , Arizona Cupra 1903 by Underwood & Duderstood The
role of Victorian taste in the development of basket collecting is well expressed
Author: Ken Hedges
Publisher: Kiva Publishing
Through a special arrangement with the San Diego Museum of Man, we are distributing three outstanding titles based on traveling museum exhibits from their collection. Each volume presents a unique display of Native American artwork, fully color illustrated, together with insightful commentary from museum curators. These books have not been previously offered except through the museums these extraordinary shows have visited. They may be purchased individually or as a set.
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While there is a well - known basket known as the Navaho Wedding Basket -
originally , no doubt , made by the Navahos , though now made only by the
Paiutis , — this people can no longer be regarded as basket - makers . But there