The Best of Arizona: Basket weavers

2011-10-30T00:00:00Z The Best of Arizona: Basket weavers Arizona Daily Star
October 30, 2011 12:00 am

Frances Manuel

She was Tohono O'odham, 1912-2006. Manuel's baskets often featured her own interpretation of the Tohono O'odham man in the maze.

Viola Jimulla

A Yavapai, 1878-1966. Traditional Yavapai symbols for mountains, animals and people are woven into her work.

Annie Antone

She is Tohono O'odham, born 1955. Antone uses only plant materials, such as yucca, bear grass and devil's claw, to make her coiled baskets.

Isabel Johns

Akimel O'odham, circa 1920-1970s. Her baskets often touted squash blossom designs.

Joyce Saufkie

Hopi, born in 1939. Saufkie has been instrumental in bringing attention to Hopi coil basketry.

- Selected by Diane Dittemore, ethnological collections curator at the Arizona State Museum, and Mark Bahti, Bahti Indian Arts

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