Helen Jim Weaves Awards in Cornhusks

Helen Jim, a Wapato, WA resident and enrolled Yakama of Umatilla descent learned how to weave ceremonial hats from her aunt Agnes Jim

 The newspaper clipping describes the practice, materials and ceremonial use of cornhusk weaving with an image of Helen Jim. Helen made her granddaughter, Amy Echo-Hawk a ceremonial hat and entered it into the Indian Summer Market’s juried show in Boulder, CO. Helen received first place in the overall category for basketry.