Kyle Kootswatewa, Hopi Basket Weaver

Kyle Kootswatewa, Hopi Basket Weaver. Lower Mungapi, AZ  |  2021

Kyle Kootswatewa is a Hopi basket weaver from Lower Mungapi village on the Hopi Reservation. Born into the Kachina clan, he was immersed in his culture and ceremonial teachings and gifted with the purpose of learning Hopi basketry and culture. Urged on by his great grandmother Geraldine Dann, Kyle is committed to helping to continue generations of knowledge tied to ceremony, seasons, and landscape. He worked with apprentice, Ashley George, to focus on Hopi traditional ecological knowledge, tying the study of basketry work to seasonal changes and community ceremonies.

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