Kumeyaay basketweaver Alejandrina Silva in window of her San Jose de la Zorra home.

I saw this photo instantly the first time we drove up to this Kumeyaay Indian basketweaver's home, but I was unable to capture the moment until this frame on our third visit. She wouldn't hold a position long enough for me to make eye contact to ask permission to take the photograph.


I was riding in the passenger side of an old Chevy truck, a 1990 Suburban. We pull up eight feet from the basket weaver's door, her wooden window swings open, and she laughs and ducks away as soon she sees the camera.

The third visit I guess she got the idea. She gave me permission to shoot and held this look long enough to get two frames off (one was blurry, and this one).

The Native American model pictured here earns her living by basketweaving fine Kumeyaay Indian baskets.

To buy purchase this Kumeyaay Indian artist's authentic San Jose de la Zorra Kumeyaay Indian baskets basketry, her traditional arts and crafts, please visit the Shumup Ko Hup "Dream Come True" Indian store in Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego, California.

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