Rose Ann was born in 1952 and has been a basket weaver since the 1960s. She is the maternal granddaughter of Marie Lehi and the daughter of Anna Whiskers and Angel Whiskers. She lives in the western part of the Navajo reservation.

Her coiled baskets and miniatures are made of sumac and colored with aniline dyes. Favorite designs are the Navajo ceremonial pattern and butterflies.

Rose Ann produces some of the finest work presently done. Some of her baskets display up to 20 stitches and 7 coils to the inch. In 1985, her work was shown in an exhibition at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

Tribal Affiliation

(San Juan Paiute)