Alicia Adams, Hopi Coil Plaque, Corn Flat Round 15" diameter
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Grinding corn is a part of life for the Hopi. It is used in all aspects of life, from the spiritual to the physical, and Hopi artist Alicia Adams honors that culture with this Corn Figure coil basket. This is a great size that is not going to overpower a space but show your appreciation of Hopi culture and handmade Native American art. Alicia comes from a family of artists and makes excellent baskets.Hopi coil basket weaving isn't something you learn overnight. All of the weavers we have baskets from grew up in a house that wove baskets, something that was introduced to them from an early age. You will find these basket weavers on the Second Mesa. We have an interview with Irene Lamayaktewa who talked a little bit about the colors you find and the materials in coil basket. "We make the coil basket from straw and yucca that we pick from areas around Hopi. Many of the colors are from the yucca plant, yellow comes from yucca being harvested in winter, the white is summer, and the green can be picked any time of the year. Also, we will use sunflower for the black and Hopi Tea (hohocy) for the red." Make sure you look through our online collection. We have both baskets and plaques.