Opening Reception of ‘Basketry: Traditions Interwoven’

June 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Basket weaving is arguably the most widespread traditional art form in the history of human civilization. Archaeologists have found pressed imprints of woven baskets decorating clay pots more than 10,000 years old. The technique of weaving has been passed along, re-discovered, and expanded upon by countless cultures, and basket makers are as innovative today as their forebears were. Visit the Welcome Gallery for a look at historic and contemporary regional works ranging from farm baskets to eel pots to decorative art pieces