Annetta Koruh, Basket Weaver

Annetta Koruh, Hopi Basket Weaver, Bacavi, AZ | 2018

Annetta Koruh is a Hopi basket weaver from the village of Bacavi on the Third Mesa. She represents the fourth generation of basket weavers in her family. From her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Annetta learned to harvest and process plants used in the practice, and to design baskets in ways that reveal aspects of the Hopi way of life and the role of women within the culture. In Hopi tradition, basketry is a spiritual and healing practice. Her apprentice is Mckenna Nachie, a college student who shares Annetta’s clan and has been observing different forms of basketry since fifth grade.

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