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Summer of Baskets: O’odham Cordage Baskets
August 4, 2012 10:00 am through 3:00 pm
Basketry Artist and knowledge holder Royce Manuel (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community) will lead a full day workshop on Saturday entitled "Binding Our Future to the Past: Agave Workshop". Mr. Manuel has worked to bring the Kiaha (traditional burden basket) back to life for the Aw-Thum and shared his knowledge teaching community workshops. This workshop will focus on cordage basketry.
Mr. Manuel is an Aw-Thum artist who provides Cultural Education with the tribal community of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. His artwork is best described as the "Tools of Yesterday" using primitive bows & arrows, knapping stone, and making agave plant corrdage.
Workshops run from 10am-3pm in the MIAC classroom, with an hour break for lunch. Lunch is not provided, please plan to bring your own lunch or purchase during the break . The workshop cost is $25 per person or $15 for youth and students (age 10 and over). Space is limited and preregistration is required. Please call 505- 982-5057 for tickets or purchase in person at the MIAC giftshop. Please call 505-476-1271 for more information.