Monthly Archives: June 2015

A History of Hopi Basketry

A History of Hopi Basketry

Basket weaving is a key element of Hopi history, as baskets play an important role in many traditional ceremonies. For hundreds of years basket-making techniques have been passed down from one generation of Hopis to the next. Plaques, burden baskets, sifters and wedding baskets are a few common styles.   Plaques Plaques play an intricate… Continue Reading

The Wedding Vase Tradition

With wedding season upon us, look to the Native American wedding vase ceremony for inspiration for your upcoming nuptials or for a beautiful and thoughtful wedding gift. The Native American wedding vase tradition has been followed by tribes in the southwest for hundreds of years. Traditionally made by the groom’s parents, the wedding vase is… Continue Reading