Discover Algonquin Basketry Techniques

July 31, 2006

Discover Algonquin Basketry Techniques at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, July 31, 2006 — On August 8 and 9 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, join Algonquin artist Catherine Cayer for a demonstration of traditional basketry techniques. Cayer will demonstrate how to weave ashwood and assemble birchbark baskets, as she explains the tools of her craft.

Catherine Cayer is a member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabe Cultural Centre in Maniwaki, Quebec, and has been crafting baskets and leading workshops for over 20 years. All participants will have an opportunity to use their new knowledge by creating a small sweetgrass broom.

Basketry Demonstration
Tuesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 9, 2006
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand Hall
Free with general Museum admission

For more information, please call 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
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Canadian Museum of Civilization
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