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Mewuk-Style Coiled Basketry
Date: January 20, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Coyote Hills Visitor Center Map it
8000 Patterson Ranch Road
Fremont, CA
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Coyote Hills Visitor Center
Beverly Ortiz
10am-4pm, Sun, Jan 20, 27, Feb 3 Course #1166

Coyote Hills Regional Park: Experience the intricacy and ingenuity of Central California Indian basketry. Gain an understanding of a thousands-of-years-old relationship between people and place as you learn to harvest willow and sedge growing along an oak-studded, streamside woodland. You’ll be guided through the process of curing, sizing and trimming those materials, along with redbud, before using these plants to create a small, coiled basket with Sierra Mewuk techniques.  

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Fee: $120 per individual $100 seniors (non-res. $132 per individual $112 per seniors)

Beverly Ortiz Trimming
                                         Photo by Alan Dalton
                                Trimming a redbud sewing strand.

                                             Photo by Alan Dalton
               Healthy stands of basketry willow used to make Mewuk baskets.


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