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Margaret Kootswatewa

A Hopi basket weaver from 2nd Mesa. She is particularly known for her detailed, crisp, pictorial designs on coiled jar and bowl shapes. Her baskets are made completely in the laborious, traditional way. From gathering the sumac or rabbit bush fibers, to the finished product it may take a year. As in most Native arts, basket weaving is a process; pieces are not made from start to finish, but in stages. Margaret’s work is highly reputed.