Basket Weaving has been a cultural tradition of the Southwest for many years now, and continues to be demonstrated today.

Terrell Dew Johnson and Andrew Higgins are just two of the many people who take part in this tradition by preserving Native American arts and supporting these cultural practices.

Basket weaving is a tedious art practice that can combine both contemporary and traditional work.

Museums, such as the Arizona State Museum, continue to keep the tradition alive today by presenting a collection of baskets. Artists analyze the material and use it as a form of inspiration.

Johnson explained how “it’s a resource that is really important for not only basket weavers, but other artists as well.”

The indigenous form of art can be described as a “lively tradition today” and presents some unique practices.