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Akwesasne is known as the Haudenosaunee community with the strongest continuous tradition of basket making. Basket making is a cultural process; a way of learning about the cycles of nature and the right way to live in balance with the land by the careful gathering of materials.

Carrie Hill

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Carrie Hill, baskets, indigenous artist.

Carrie Hill is a Haudenosaunee women from Akwesasne Mohawk Territory and owner of Chill Baskets. In 2014, Carrie left her position at the Mohawk School in Hogansburg, New York to pursue basket making full time. The tradition of weaving Black Ash Splints and Sweetgrass goes back many generations of Carrie’s family and her first teacher was her Aunt.


Weaving felt natural to Carrie and she fell in love with the entire process - she was soon creating her own unique pieces. Her work has been sent all over the world including an entire collection representing the Haudenosaunee People for the U.S. Embassy in Swaziland, Africa.



Carrie is a teacher of Haudenosaunee Fancy Basketry to pre-kindergarten aged children all the way to Totas (Grandparents). Carrie finds honour and pleasure in doing so both in educational environments and community gatherings. She is very proud to pass along this ancient tradition to her children, her community and the next generations of artistic leaders.

Carrie's workshops are in high demand. Book soon.

Carrie Hill annually facilitates workshops at the Indigenous Women's Arts Conference.

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To see Carrie, video start at 1:58.

Contact me for custom orders, workshops and available works.

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