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POSTPONED California Indian Basketry at the Old Schoolhouse Museum

September 10 @ 7:00 pm

Join California Indian Basketry editor Alan Garfinkel Gold for a lecture at the Old Schoolhouse Museum.

While basket weaving using natural reeds, plants, and fibers is a world-wide craft, the North American Indian tribes produced many of the finest. baskets. And of these, the ones woven by several of the tribes located in Central California and Western Nevada during the time period 1895 or so to about 1940, by which time the major weavers had passed away or ceased weaving, are considered perhaps the best of the best, true art masterpieces with both artistic as well as symbolic markings.

In this book, we illustrate many of these wonderful baskets and celebrate the truly outstanding artisans who created them. We also wish to pay tribute to many of the weavers whose identity is unknown, but whose pictures appear in many articles about native weavers, and also identify beautiful baskets from the same period, but whose weaver is unknown. The book contains about 450 color basket images, and about 250 vintage photographs of the weavers, many of whom are holding the very baskets we have illustrated.


September 10
7:00 pm
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Old Schoolhouse Museum
6760 National Park Dr.
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
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