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Hil-le' Hil-le' Greeting Wallhanging from the Yokuts of Central California ~ Sna
SKU: YokutWH1

This is a graphic design for the Greeting Wallhanging featuring the Snakeskin Basketry Designs from the Tribes of Central California
Native American Reproduction
Designed and Handloomed by Sharon Nani ~ a Non Native and owner of The Knit Tree at the request of Shellena Bushman-Nelson from the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California

The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California is a federally recognized tribe of indigenous people of California. They are Chukchansi or Foothills Yokuts. Picayune Rancheria is the tribe's ranchería, located in Madera County in central California.

This is a beautiful "Greeting Wall Hanging." Hil-le' Hil-le' is a Yokuts  Greeting  that means: Hello, Welcome to my home.  Yokut Language is from the Penutian Language Family.  Many tribes from Northern and Central California are shown on the "Tribal Areas of California" Map published by Pacific Westen Traders in 1996 are in the Penutian Language Family:  Modoc, Wintu, Maidu, Nomiaki, Konkow, Nisenan, Patwin, Lake Miwok Cost Miwok, Miwok, Northern Valley Yokuts Costanoan, Foothill Yokuts and Southern Valley Yokuts are among them.

The snakeskin design was chosen to be featured on this Wallhanging because it was very popular on the Foothill Yokuts baskets and was representaive of some very distinct features of their Indian baskets.  This tribe of central California often designed in horizontal striping and the design was composed of both red and black designs done with black bracken fern root and redbud bark. .This graphic of the  Greeting Wallhanging uses these design concepts.  Note  the horizontal bands of the snakeskin design knit with red and black on the light camel background.
Ralph Shanks, “Yokuts Basketry,” in A California Inian Baskets University of Washington Press, 2010),81-101.

  • Inspired from photos of foothill Yokut Baskets,  Indian Tribes of Central California and request from Shellena Bushman-Nelson from the tribe "picayune rancheria of the chukchansi indians"
  • Hand Loomed for Quality Workmanship
  • High Quality Acrylic Yarn
  • Casing at top for the inserted Rod for hanging on wall hooks, or from the cording which is included
  • Design: Center: Snakeskin Motif with variation of smaller snakeskin motif
  • Select Colors under Options below our sample graphic shows Colors: Camel, Black, and Red
  • Size: 16" wide by 18" Long
  • Fringe can be added for an additional cost under Options below

Sizing varies slightly dependent upon the color and motif combinations


You can only make color substitutes for the template as pictured. Use Color Names from our Acrylic Yarn Color Chart

Click Here is see a View of the available Acrylic color choices in our yarn chart with the color names

  • Color 1 is the Main or background color: Camel in our graphic
  • Color 2 is the Triangle and Greeting  color: Black in our graphic
  • Color 3 is the diamond  motifs Color: Red in our graphic
Price: $45.00

Use Name for available colors in the yarn chart for your chosen yarn fiber

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