Clara Sekayesva, Hopi Third Mesa Basket Maker
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Artist Clara Sekayesva is a Hopi from the village of Hotevilla, Third Mesa. In Greg Schaaf’s book, American Indian Baskets I, 1,500 Artist Biographies, (p.72), he states “Clara Sekayesva is a master wicker basket maker. In the 1940s, Dr. & Mrs. Harold Colton of the Museum of Northern Arizona employed Clara and her husband. She has been a consistent award winner at the museum’s annual Hopi Show.”
Clara is also mentioned in Helga Teiwes’ book Hopi Basket Weavers: Artistry in Natural Fibers, on page 74, with an illustration of a fruit basket made by her.
The Hopi Pueblo artist Clara Sekayesva is pictured on page 72 of Gregory Schaaf’s American Indian Baskets I, 1,500 Artist Biographies. Original Photo (right) by Allan Nelson.
Hopi Basket Weaving: Artistry in Natural Fibers, Helga Teiwes
American Indian Baskets 1: 1,500 Artist Biographies, Gregory Schaaf