Calendar of Events
Summer of Baskets: O’odham Cordage Baskets
August 5, 2012 12:00 pm through 4:30 pm
Sunday Artist Royce Manuel will be doing public demonstrations in our Exhibit Woven Identities, free with admission.
Basketry Artist and knowledge holder Royce Manuel (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community) will demonstrate working with the the Kiaha (traditional burden basket) back to life for the Aw-Thum . This type of basketry is a knotted rope basketry made from agave fibers.
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.