ERIC Number: ED420543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Pomo Basketmaking: A Supreme Art for the Weaver.
This resource serves as a historical document and instructional guide for a creating a traditional Native American art form. The book begins with the narrated life story of Elsie Allen, a fourth generation Pomo basketweaver born in 1899. Subsequent chapters provide descriptions, diagrams, drawings, photographs, and step-by-step instructions for making traditional Pomo style baskets. These instructions, also narrated by Elsie Allen, include: (2) "Gathering Materials for Use in Pomo Basketweaving"; (3) "Pomo Indian Basket Designs"; (4) "How to Make Coiled Baskets"; (5) "Pomo Feather Baskets"; (6) "Twine Baskets"; (7) "Baby Baskets and Baby Doll Baskets (Sicka)"; and (8) "Canoe Baskets." Both the practical uses and spiritual significance of various baskets types and designs are indicated. (MM)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Art, Art Education, Design Crafts, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicrafts, Instructional Materials, Personal Narratives, Visual Arts
Naturegraph Publishers, Inc., PO Box 1047, 3543 Indian Creek Road, Happy Camp, CA 96039 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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