Hopi Basket Weavers, Gallup, New Mexico

Shown here are two Hopi basket weavers inside an adobe building beginning work on baskets. The baskets are started from a hub which has a large number of spokes attached to it, providing  a framework for the woven sides. An example of the basic hub can just be seen on the ground next to the woman’s white drape. A small, completed basket is nearby.

Lollesgard Specialty Co., Tuscon, Arizona

The legend on the front states:

Hopi Indian Basket Weavers

Gallup, New Mexico A4658

–A curiosity of this image is the stamp in the lower left corner. Close examination reveals it is backwards, indicating this negative was inverted when printed for this production run of cards.

The card likely dates from the 1940s.

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