“Woven from the Center” Celebration, Basketry Showcase and Basket Weaver Expo

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024

Time: 10 a.m to 2 p.m., AZT

Where: Front Lawn, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, 1013 E. University Blvd, Tucson

Celebrate the publication of Woven from the Center: Native Basketry in the Southwest, by Diane Dittemore, at the Arizona State Museum.  Basket weavers from around the region, many highlighted in the book, will be showing and selling their wares as part of the Basketry Showcase and Basket Weaver Expo. In addition, the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Visitors may also go inside the museum to see the exhibit, “Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art,” curated by Dittemore.

About the book:

Woven from the Center presents breathtaking basketry from some of the greatest weavers in the Southwest. Each sandal and mat fragment, each bowl and jar, every water bottle and whimsy is infused with layers of aesthetic, cultural, and historical meanings. This book offers stunning photos and descriptions of woven works from Tohono O’odham, Akimel O’odham, Hopi, Western Apache, Yavapai, Navajo, Pai, Paiute, New Mexico Pueblo, Eastern Apache, Seri, Yaqui, Mayo, and Tarahumara communities. This richly illustrated volume stands on its own as a definitive look at basketry of the Greater Southwest, including northern Mexico.

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