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Petrified Hopi Basket--Second Mesa

1993 Lincoln Seitzman Born: New York, New York 1923 guatambu, wenge, bloodwood, and lacewood 13 1/8 x 14 5/8 in. diam. (33.4 x 37.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003) 2003.60.53 Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

"My 'petrified baskets' are neither petrified nor baskets. But if they succeed in blocking the minds instant identification, then the child in us can take over and enjoy an adventurous exploration." Lincoln Seitzman, 1991

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Lincoln Seitzman is inspired by old Indian baskets, and his turnings often replicate their geometric designs. Hopi baskets originated in northeast Arizona, where Second Mesa weavers today sustain a tradition of coiled basketry. Seitzman draws on this tradition, combining coils of creamy guatambu, vivid bloodwood, dark wenge (pronounced when-gay), and silvery lacewood to create a vibrant woven surface.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - bloodwood

wood - guatambu

wood - lacewood

wood - wenge

About Lincoln Seitzman

Born: New York, New York 1923

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