Each basket has a distinct identity that tells us its origin. In basket-making communities, weaving is tangible evidence of long-cherished traditions at the very heart of cultural continuity. Whether woven for personal use or for sale, baskets represent an artist’s values and beliefs—their unique identity—to the outside world. Contemporary basket weavers cultivate crucial connections to the past, weaving them with contemporary realities to construct a future for themselves, their families, and their communities.
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