Wednesday, April 15 , 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Basket Comparisons with Master Basketmaker George Neptune, Passamaquoddy, Museum Educator.
Basketmaking is an art form that has been practiced in Wabanaki cultures since pre-contact times. With multiple influences coming into play throughout history, the art form itself has undergone many changes, whether through aesthetic trends or the introduction of new mediums. Adapted from our popular Basket Comparisons school program, those in attendance will learn about the basketmaking process, the materials used, types of baskets, and decorative weaves, as well as learn how to estimate the age of a basket. Using both historic and contemporary hands-on examples, you can use this knowledge to gain more information about your own basket collection.
Abbe Museum Downtown Location; free and open to the public. For more information: www.abbemuseum.org / (207) 288-3519