Basketry is a traditional art among Native Americans in Maine who are known as the Wabanaki or “People of the Dawn.” Today traditional and innovative baskets are made using the ash tree, sweetgrass, birchbark, and porcupine quills. This multi-faceted program will introduce regional styles, cultural traditions, changes in basketry due to contact with Euro-Americans, and contemporary artists. The presenter Catherine Hunter worked as a museum curator and consultant for over twenty years with a specialty in textiles. She recently completed an inventory of Native American baskets at the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology in Andover.
This event is part of the Fall 2021 Friends of Pine Hawk program at the Acton Memorial Library. The basketry presentation will be held via Zoom. Register for this program at https://tinyurl.com/pinehawk2021program