Evangeline Talahaftewa, Hopi Weaver
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Award winning weaver Evangeline Talahaftewa of Hopi Pueblo, Arizona is known for her coiled basketry. Women from Second Mesa weave coiled baskets, made of galleta grass and yucca.
Her baskets are tightly woven, the mark of an expert weaver. She often exhibited at Santa Fe’s annual Indian Market.
Evangeline Talahaftewa (1912-1999) was born on Hopi’s Second Mesa. As a young girl, she learned to weave from her grandmother. She became known as one of the most proficient basket weavers from Hopi’s Second Mesa. She was invited to demonstrate at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC and won the American Indian Living Treasure Award in 1991.