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Woven in 1975, it won 2nd prie at the Museum of Northern Arizona's annual Navajo show. Regretably the weaver's name is left out - only that she was from Navaho Mountain...and that it sold for $100 then. Now $475. 15.5 inches across.

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This night and day basket relates the time Coyote insisted on helping place the stars - and of course botched the job, which explains why we have some constellations amidst a jumbled scattering of stars. Navajo made about 10-15 years ago around the Bluff, Utah it measures 15.5 inches across and is $975.

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A very nice article on Terri Goode appears in the October 2012 issue

Teri Goode, of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, is the only remaining weaver of traditional Western Apache coiled baskets. She learned from her mother and her grandmother, Adella Telto, a descendant of Geronimo. She weaves her coiled baskets of sumac (tiin kushii a - "sour water"), devils claw (baii - "milk" as the chewed seeds are said to taste like milk), wild mulberry (ith tee - "gun" -because it was also used for making bows), and redbud which she collects from her father's reservation in California (Miwok). The harvesting of materials has to be done during the right ime of year and enough harvested to last until it is available again. She was able to harvest materials last year and store them. She is also planting her own devils claw because they are very hard to find due to the drought situation in Arizona. She broke both wrists in an auto accident in 2003 and only resumed coiled basketry this year (2011). We are committed to buying her work in order to support her commitment to keeping the tradition of Apache coiled basketry alive for another generation. Just click her photo to see more of her outstanding work!

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Entitled The Hunt, Terri began this olla in May of this year, sometimes putting in 12 hr days. It measures about 16 inches high and just over 16 inches across. It tells the story (beginning at the bottom, of the people in the village praying for a successful hunt. Above are the mountains and above that the deer and the hunters, with their bows and arrows. Above that the mountains again, from which they return and a successful hunt. Through Terri's skill, vision and dedication, one of the largest Apache coiled basketry ollas in many decades has been completed.

This piece is now a part of the collection at the Arizona State Museum