Hopi Man Weaving a Blanket


W. Cal. Brown, Portrait and Landscape Photographer, Gold Avenue, Alburquerque, New Mexico Unknown inho513pb.jpg IN-HO-513 B&W 1502-0513-0002 inho513pb Photo Card Print 4x6 Historic Photographs 1890s Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives


Hopi man weaving a blanket.

The Hopi (formerly known as Moqui) and most other Pueblo societies in the southwestern United States have regarded weaving as predominantly if not exclusively a male occupation. This photograph show a Hopi man weaving a blanket on a traditional vertical loom.

Though Hopi weavers adopted new materials from the Spanish, they also maintained longstanding weaving traditions abandoned by other Native American societies. For example, they continued to weave cotton textiles for traditional religious ceremonies. They made these textiles for themselves and for other Indian societies that no longer produced them.

NOTE: Sharlot Hall Museum Research Center has more Hopi photographs; however these are restricted and can only be viewed by approval from the Hopi Cultural Center (email: info@hopiculturalcenter.com or telephone 928-734-2401).


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