Great Basin Basketry

When

Saturday 12/10/2022    
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Where

California Trail Interpretive Center
1 Trail Center Way, Elko, NV, 89801

Event Type

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The traditional baskets woven by Nevada’s Native Peoples were at the very center of their culture and identity. Initially used for the utilitarian purpose of cooking, transporting water, and gathering plants and seeds, these baskets and other woven materials are now highly-prized examples of fine art; some fetching more than a million dollars at auction. Join us as we learn about the history of basket-weaving here in the Great Basin, and of the basket-makers themselves. Hold in your own hands, traditional baskets woven over a hundred years ago, remarkably preserved. Following the presentation will be a hands-on demonstration on how to weave your very own pine-needle basket with all the necessary supplies provided to help get you started.

 

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