Basketry workshops bring together communities

To inspire participants and generate knowledge, Sara identified 13 southern Oregon baskets from the Burke collections for the BHC outreach team to bring to the workshop. The baskets exemplified various techniques and styles from a range of communities, including Clackamas, Grand Ronde, Hanis Coos, Klamath, Klickitat, Siletz, and Umpqua.  

On the first day of the workshop, Haliehana Stepetin, BHC regional outreach coordinator, taught Sara and four tribal employees how to clean, handle, and store their basketry items based on techniques used by Burke collections staff.

Article Source: Burke Museum