Category Archives: Hopi Basket Weaving

Basket Weaving’s Importance in Native American Culture

Basket Weaving’s Importance in Native American Culture

One of the oldest crafts in Native American cultures is basket weaving. Each tribe has its own specific methods and materials to create woven baskets. Basket weaving has played a crucial role in the lives of Native American people and still does today. The diversity in basket weavings techniques, materials, and colors make Native American… Continue Reading

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