Basket Weaving in the News

Beaded Basket#1Oct. 16, 2014 – It is always a pleasure to see cultural awareness in our local paper, the Press Democrat. Yesterday, there was an interesting article published about basket weaving that featured our very own Clint McKay and has some amazing quotes from him about this ancient art. One of the resounding quotes from the article is “We carry our babies in baskets”. It isn’t hard to imagine, that not that long ago, an entire society was based upon the science and mysticism of basket weaving, and indeed the most precious of cargo was kept within. Thank you to the California Indian Basketweavers Association for educating us.

There is a two day workshop the following weekend and we encourage everyone interested in basket weaving to attend.

Info on the Workshop Event “Tending the Wild ”

Two one-day workshops, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26
Pepperwood Preserve, 3450 Franz Valley Road, Santa Rosa
$40-$60
ciba.org, 530-668-1332