BAHTI INDIAN ARTS
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BASKETS
Pmana awards
Pmana 2200 ET 15.5

A spectacular example of the artistry of Evangeline Talahaftewa. This one earned 1st prize, Best of Division and Best of Class at the 1979 Santa Fe Indian Market - and it was awarded by three very qualified judges: Geronima Montoya (San Juan Pueblo), Nancy Fox and Kate Peck Kent.15.25 inches across. $2200. (Santa Fe)

Hopibasketpair

The sunflower pattern Hopi willow wicket at left is 9.25 inches across and $110.

The one at left is 9.5 inches and also $100. Both are in our Santa Fe store.

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This basket has an image of the Salako Mana or Salako Maiden, who appears with her male partner in the Salako ceremony, heald approximately every four years at the village of Songoopavi immediately after the Niman or Home Dance, 10 inches across and a nice tight weave. $400

Unusual these days: a large and deep Hopi coiled figurative basket. This one is decorated with raincloud motifs and the faces of the Heheya katsina. Measuring 8 inches high by 12 inches diameter. $1800

These Hopi coiled baskets or tsukuvota, came from a collection of Hopi items collected in the 1960s to the early 1980s. Coiled basketry is a style which is made only in the villages on Second Mesa. They are woven of galleta grass/sihu and sewn with yucca/ (Yucca angustisima) called mooho in Hopi.

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Taawa, the Sun is the design on this tsukuvota or coiled basket. Taawa is an important deity who may also appear in katsina form. 10.25 inches across. $375..

9" diameter, 5" tall, with black raincloud motifs.$375

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10" diameter, 7" tall, this designs incorporates raincloud motifs. $450

10.5" diameter, with sunflower motif. $300

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11.5" diameter. Circa 1930. $600. This plaque depicts Angwusnasomtaqa, Crow Mother Katsina who is a mother of Katsinam.

10" diameter $325. This design depicts Taawa, the sun with rays of sunlght represented by eagle feathers.