Monthly Archives: July 2016

Native American Baskets by Tribe

Native American Baskets by Tribe

The uses for a handwoven basket are endless; they have stored food, sifted corn, borne water and much more. Baskets have been made by hand for thousands of years, using local materials and techniques that have been passed down from one generation to the next. This has led different tribes to develop very different techniques,… Continue Reading

The Hopi Ceremonial Calendar by Month

The Hopi Ceremonial Calendar by Month

Although most of us consider January the first month of the year, according to Hopi customs it is actually the month of November that represents the start of a new cycle. The Hopi calendar is divided into two seasons – Katsina Season and Non-Katsina Season. During each month, different ceremonies and festivities occur in celebration… Continue Reading