CALIFORNIA INDIAN ART lifestyle photography gallery courtesy of G BALLARD.
KUMEYAAY INDIAN BASKETS, Alpine, CA — Natural Southern California indigenous materials Eva Salazar used to create her beautiful 35-inch California Indian mission basket: Natural and black-dyed split juncus, elderberry stems and leaves, basal juncus, sumac, deergrass.
Famous Native American master basket weaver Eva Salazar, Kumiai of San Jose de la Zorra, is a well-known female California Indian artist currently residing in San Diego County with her five young children.
As a naturalized U.S. citizen today, Eva supports her five children and her extended family across the US-Mexican border though the sale and promotion of her fine Indian art, and the Kumeyaay basket art of her tribal members.
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SAN JOSE DE LA ZORRA
Eva was raised in this remote Baja California mountain ejido border region. Her small village is approximately 40 miles south of Tijuana and 40 miles north of Ensenada — view our free professional PHOTOJOURNALISTIC LIFESTYLE DOCUMENTARY about Eva's family and their indigenous California tribal ejido ranch community.
San Jose de la Zorra is a beautiful countryside as pictured in this 2005 scenic landscape of a white Indian horse grazing in a brook amongst wild juncus plants.
This Google satellite image pinpoints the exact location of Eva's remote mountainous homeland approximately 20 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and south of the US-Mexico border in the Valle de Guadalupe at approximately 1,200 feet above sea level.
Eva Salazar specializes in basket weaving magnificent juncus basket art for fine art collections and museums — the beautiful Indian woman is available for hire for cultural shows, art exhibitions and educational teaching her craft and culture to tribal and nontribal students.
Eva's full biography may be viewed on the KUMEYAAY INFORMATION VILLAGE Web site.
Eva may be contacted off the CALIE CONTACT US page if you are interested in booking her for educational-cultural projects, or if you are interested in buying her beautiful Native American artwork or the work of other American Indian artists.
AUTHENTIC ETHNOGRAPHIC INDIAN ART
Eva Salazar is famous in the Indian Country art-crafts powwow circuit in San Diego County, Southern California and across the nation to Washington D.C., the Smithsonian Institution.
Eva is pictured above at her Indian arts & crafts booth on a San Diego Indian reservation during a large pow wow in San Diego County.
Eva Salazar is pictured here at her California Indian ethnographic art booth with both new Kumeyaay basket items and old antique basket artifacts at the Singing The Birds, Bird Song and Dance Festival, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum festival, 2005.
SHUMUP KO HUP Indian Store, Old Town
Eva Salazar founded the Shumup Ko Hup California ethnographic art store in San Diego Old Town State Park and specialized in buying and selling authentic ethnographic tribal art of the California Indians, including Mission Baskets and Yuman-style clay pottery from Southern California tribal areas.
Eva Salazar's partners and her store cofounders pictured in 2005 in front of their California Indian art store, Jane Dumas and her daughter, Daleane "Dee" Adams, Kumeyaay, of the Jamul Indian Village, a Kumeyaay Nation.
In the store's heyday, Eva represented and promoted a California Indian market jewelry co-opt of more than 60 Native American Indian traditional artists who hand craft a large assortment of traditional artifacts for sale, including: Kumeyaay Baskets | Pottery | Ribbon Dresses | Bead work | Bark Skirts | Gourd Art | Beaded Collars | Bows and Arrows | Lances | Rabbit Sticks | Horsehair Accessories | War Clubs | Cradle Baskets | Basket Jewelry | Gourd Rattles | Dolls | Sculptures | Spurs and Bits | Braided Rawhide Reatas | Stone Tools | Net Bags | Fiber Sandals | Herbal Soaps | Books | Videos | Maps | Music CDs | Ceremonial White Sage Wands.
Some of Eva's original Web site WWW.HOWKA.COM is archived along with her artist's directory of working California Indian artisans.
Eva's Southern Californian Indian market jewelry store specialized in mid-range authentic coiled juncus baskets, pottery, gourds, books, jewelry.
Many shoppers in San Diego Old Town State Park will remember this familiar Old Town scene picturing Eva behind the cash register with her youngest child, Hampachoka (Kumeyaay word for humming bird).
Hampachoka is the young San Diego Native boy pictured in the CALIE page header looking at the camera with a gourd rattle in hand (alongside the Cocopah bird singers).
SPECIAL CULTURAL PROJECTS
Eva and her family take an active role in promoting their Kumeyaay culture for various reservation and school programs in California and Mexico, including their special Kumeyaay EWAA-KICHA PROJECT for the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park:
The pre-contract frame of the indigenous shelter they built in 2005 for the California State Parks was constructed of local fresh-cut willow and finished off with fresh-cut tules (cattails) — movie DVD and still photographs available for education use.
As a world-famous modern female California Indian basket weaver, Eva Salazar teaches and exhibits her ageless Kumeyaay basketweaving techniques and ethnographic art at various Indian reservations, public schools, and public events.
BEAUTIFUL INDIAN WOMAN
BEAUTIFUL TRADITIONAL INDIAN WOMAN studio portrait Eva Salazar is good looking Native American artist who takes a nice picture at the turn of the 21st century — her beautiful rattle snake basket start is the beginning of one of her masterpiece juncus baskets, and the juncus Kumeyaay hat she is wearing was made by her Aunt Celia Silva, a famous Kumiai basket weaver in San Jose de la Zorra.
LEARN MORE ABOUT EVA'S PEOPLE
KUMEYAAY INDIAN GUIDE territory of the Kumeyaay reservations at the turn of the 21st century.
KUMEYAAY AT THE SMITHSONIAN — the Kumeyaay Indian Tribe was featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian "Our Lives" exhibition in Washington D.C.
KUMEYAAY CULTURE — learn about the Kumeyaay culture.
KUMEYAAY RESEARCH — learn how to research the Kumeyaay Tribe of Southern California.
KUMEYAAY STORYTELLING featuring the Kumeyaay stories of Sam "Howka Sam" Brown, (Viejas).
CONTEMPORARY BAJA TRIBAL MULTIMEDIA DOCUMENTARIES — San Jose de la Zorra, San Antonio Necua, La Huerta, Santa Catarina, Juntas de Neji, El Mayor.
Photos and writing courtesy of the GARY G. BALLARD KUMEYAAY Archive.