Handmade, one-of-a-kind items, made by Native American artists in the Southwest.
Devoted exclusively to showcasing only the finest Canadian Inuit and Alaskan Native art. Our gallery features both traditional and contemporary sculpture in stone, prints, whalebone and ivory; original paintings; drawings; masks; and baskets
Many Hands Gallery has been offering museum-quality reproductions and fine collectibles for nine years.
Located between Fresno and Yosemite National Park. Filled with hundreds of the finest Indian baskets donated and loaned by Mono Indians and friends. Also on display are beautiful baskets from other tribes in North America.
The collection covers all regions of North America, from the Southeast to the Arctic. The collection is particularly rich in objects from the Plains and Southwest.
The Amana Arts Guild Center will present "Only Natural: Nature's Baskets," during the 2003 Festival of American Basketry in Iowa's historic Amana Colonies. This invitational exhibition will celebrate how American basketmakers use materials they grow or gather and process themselves. The show will feature work by traditional and contemporary basket artists from throughout the country, including basketmakers who carry on the historic Amana willow basketry traditions.
"We now live in a global village where materials grown in other parts of the world are readily available to basketmakers everywhere," said Festival organizer Joanna Schanz. "It's easy to pick up the phone and order raw materials, but nevertheless there are still American basketmakers using natural materials they harvest and prepare themselves. We wanted to show their work in context with the materials."
The show is on display April 26 through June 22, 2003 at the Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana. The guild center is located one block north of Hwy. 220, just off I-80 in eastern Iowa, and is open from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Wednesday through Sunday. For more information contact Joanna Schanz, 618-8th Avenue, West Amana, IA 52203 or phone (319) 622-3529.
Call: (609) 292-6464 for museum hours (closed Mondays). Has a very nice display of Indian Baskets. Many from the Delaware Indians on the east coast.
The basketry collection is a well-used resource and represents all basketmaking cultures in the southwest throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Numbering about 890 objects. Docent-guided tours of the IARC collections are conducted Fridays at 2:00 PM. Advance reservations are required, and there is a recommended donation of $15 per person.
Features exhibits of Apache basketry, beadwork, paintings, leatherwork and other arts. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Houses collections of basketry, textiles and clothing, research, jewelry, southwestern archaeology, painting, and ceramics. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except closed on Mondays
Culture and arts of the American Indian of the Southwest. M-Sa: 10-5; Su: 1-5.
The Museum has a diverse collection of artifacts that represent the continuing cultural heritage of the Akwesasne Mohawks. The largest collection in the Museum is the black ash splint basketry. The collection is representative of the many kinds of baskets, both decorative and functional made by the basketmakers of Akwesasne.
Houses cultural treasures which serve to instruct the viewing public in the prehistoric, historic, and contemporary life of the Seneca and Iroquois people. Educational exhibits are held periodically in the form of lecture series and special exhibitions of Iroquois craftspeople working at the arts of bone and wood carving, beadwork, silverwork, painting, basketwork, huskwork and more.
A wonderful Basket Exhibit at the Johnson - Humrickhouse Museum at Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio. They have one of the finest collections of Indian-made baskets in the United States. They are displayed geographically, depicting various designs and styles from tribes coast to coast.
A really interesting place to visit - though not an exhibition or collection is nearby Dresden, Ohio. The Longaberger Factory is located there. (This is about 16 miles from Roscoe Village.) Whether or not you are a proponent of the Longaberger Basket, the tour through their factory is really worth the trip and visit. To see 2-3000 weavers at work all at one time is truly an awesome sight. Be sure to visit the factory in the morning, as there is no afternoon shift, and the workers leave by 1:00. Plan on spending at least 1 - 2 hours in the factory and display areas. The town is also interesting with many, many shops carrying basket accessories. And the World's Largest Basket is also on display in a small park-like setting. Large baskets full of flowers line the streets of Dresden, making it a picturesque little town.
Located at the Kirkpatrick Air Space and Science Museum at Omniplex.
Specific basketry artifacts are described in Oregon's Prehistoric Basketry, and additional information is given in History of Basketry-Related Research in the Northern Great Basin.
Reflections of Culture specializes in Indian art and offers a collection of fine art and hand-crafted work of the peoples native to the Americas. They are located just 1 hour west of Milwaukee and 20 minutes east of Madison on Highways 12 and 18. Hours are daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information, call 608-423-3223, or visit Reflections of Culture on the web.
Last updated Feb. 8, 2010Alan Beebe