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)


Hopi tutsaya or sifter baskets. These were all woven by Sharon Tenakhnongva of the Greasewood Clan from the village of Hotvela on Third Mesa. The center one above is 5.25 inches across and 1.25 deep. $40. The two flanking it are each 4 inches across and $30.

The central one below is 7.25 by 2.25 inches. $68. The other four are about 6.25 by 1.5 inches and $48.


Hopi willow wicker baskets are known as yungyapu in Hopi. A shallow wicker basket or plaque is called a yungyapngölökpu. It is woven of sumac (rhus trilobata), called suuvi in Hopi and rabbit brush (chrysothamnus), called siváapi.

The top one is 7.25 inches across and was woven by Melissa Kallestewa. $80.

The lower one is older, (40-50 years old) 8 inches across and $125.

While these are in Tucson, we have several more by Melissa in our Santa Fe store and would be happy to e-mail you photos.


The sunflower pattern Hopi willow wicker 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.

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.

Sun 10.5 375

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


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..


10.5" diameter, with sunflower motif. $300


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


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

Smana 400 10

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

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