Dec 13, 2013-
Dec 13, 2013
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Opening Reception
Sonoma County Museum
Event Description

Join us at the opening reception for Precious Cargo, an exhibition of California Indian cradle baskets and childbirth traditions. For centuries, California Indians have relied on cradle baskets as a way to carry their infants and keep them safe. However, in addition to their functional attributes, they also play a role in shaping a child's character and directing his or her future. Today, renewed cultural pride among California Indians is finding expression in the creation and gift-giving of traditional cradle baskets; while sharing knowledge about the gathering, sorting and weaving techniques involved in this time-honored tradition. This exhibit represents their stories, and the stories of all those who have played with, carried, or occupied a cradle basket of their own.

Live music presented by the Plein Air Players.

Fee: $0.00

Contact Information
Name: Cynthia Conway     Email:
Phone: 707-579-1500




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