Christopher Lewis

Program Scholar

Christopher J. Lewis is a fiber artist, textile scholar, and educator who lives in the village of Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico. He is of the Badger Clan and a child of the Corn Clan. He is a talented hand craftsman well known for his basketry and textile weavings as well as his cultural knowledge. He serves on the board of the Bears Ears Partnership (formerly known and Friends of Cedar Mesa).

Chris has worked for well over a decade to revive basketry and other textile arts in Zuni and other nearby Pueblos. He studies ancient perishables in museum collections and contributes to scientific research projects and applies the techniques he learns from the ancient weavings to revive forgotten knowledge that he then teaches to others.