PNWAS Summer Field TriP #1 PNWAS is pleased to announce a day trip to visit the Suquamish Museum with Master Basketweaver and Suquamish Elder, Ed Carriere. Ed Carriere was born and raised on the Port Madison Reservation at Indianola. He has woven baskets for over thirty years, and learned the art from his great-grandmother, Julia Jacob of the Suquamish Tribe, who raised him. When his Great Grandmother's hands weakened with age, she told Ed he would have to make the baskets. He was 15 years old. He has learned to make a wide variety of baskets including the open weave burden basket, straight and crossed warp clam gathering baskets, clothing, and hats. His materials are the bark, limbs, and roots of the western red cedar, beargrass, sweetgrass, wild cherry bark, cattail and horse tail root. Many people have learned about Ed's basket weaving through classes, demonstrations, and school presentations. To him, weaving baskets and carving canoes and paddles is relaxing and challenging.
day trip will start at the Suquamish Museum at 10:00 AM for a tour with Ed
Carriere, Suquamish Elder and the only known Salish Sea weaver who
specializes in cedar bough/root carrying baskets.Currently
Ed and Dale Croes, Director, PNWAS, are replicating the 2000 year old
Biderbost wet site pack baskets from a site east of Seattle (and will be
a theme of a PNWAS meeting next year too).From the Museum we will have lunch (on own) at the Clearwater Casino Resort Buffet and then caravan to Ed’s house on the beach in Indianola, WA (about 10 minutes away) for a tour of his baskets and weaving studio.
Please join us for this special day, June 20th 2015. The cost is $25.00 for PNWAS members, and $35.00 for non-members. Please send us your contact information, number of people in your group, and payment (best by check or Money Order, or use the PayPal option below).
Payments (check or money order) can be mailed to: PNWAS 1219 Irving Street SW Tumwater, WA 98512 Please make sure you provide us with your contact information.