By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer
Featured at the recent Smoki Museum's Sixth Annual Indian Arts Festival, Sakiestewa was extremely busy in his booth, discussing fabric, ideas and design with a fast moving crowd who were purchasing his one-of-kind shirts. The shirts are printed with old Hopi historical photographs using a unique process called "plastisol." He also offered his own blend of super soft long and short sleeved cotton shirts for women that had both puff-paint designs and traditional Hopi kilt patterns screened onto the one shouldered tees.
Below: "An example of Wendell Sakiestewa’s “plastisol” screen-printed shirts featuring historic Hopi photographs printed directly onto the clothing. Due to the unique process, the images will not fade. Sakiestewa’s clothing line WEN*SAKS is based out of Los Angeles, Calif."