Ramona Lynn Sakiestewa, b. 1948

Weaver, Textile Artist

Ramona Lynn Sakiestewa was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to a Hopi father and a mother of Irish-English-German descent. She attended Verde Valley School in Sedona, Arizona, and Santa Fe Prep, Santa Fe, New Mexico. As her interest in weaving grew, Ramona taught herself to weave through reading books and from the assistance of acquaintances who were kind enough to share their expertise.

In 1970, she married Arthur Sze, a poet and creative writing instructor at the Institute of American Indian Arts. A son, Micah F.H. Sakiestewa Sze was born in 1979. She married again in 1998 to Andrew F. Merrie...