Native American Basket Weaving

Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 9 am – 5 pm Sunday, October 28, 9 am – 3 pm
Meet at: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Fee: $110($100 JTNPA/PINE members)
Material Fee: $10
Instructor: Lorene Sisquoc, Native Skills Teacher
Hike Level: Easy
This class is sponsored by the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

Join Lorene Sisquoc to be introduced to the world of basket weaving arts. Participants will learn to identify and prepare materials for weaving, use traditional and modern weaving tools, and begin weaving baskets. Sisquoc will share two weaving techniques, the deer grass bundle with Juncus wrap and the round reed creekside basket. While weaving, she will explain the traditional uses for baskets, play Native American music and tell stories from her Native American culture. There will be a potluck lunch both days, bring a dish to share and eating utensils. All weaving materials will be provided.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.


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