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ONLINE: California Indian Basketry: Artistry and Symbolism at Bowers Museum
January 16 @ 11:00 am–12:00 pm
*EXCLUSIVE PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATIONS ARE VIEWABLE FOR 24 HOURS!
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.”