Black Ash Basketry Film
Great Lakes Lifeways Institute presents Black Ash Basketry: A Story of Cultural Resilience.
Two years in the making, this ﬁlm will take you on an incredible emotional journey across culture and through time following an age old tradition, now threatened with disappearing forever because of the invasion of the Emerald Ash Beetle. Through the voices of local Native elders and basket makers discover a story of family, the connectedness of life, the value of traditions, hope for the future and a spirit of resilience in the face of change. All proceeds from the sale of this DVD support the preservation of traditional arts.
While you are there be sure to visit the Pigeon Family Baskets & Cultural Arts site for informative slide presentations of the selection, harvest and processing of Black Ash for basketmaking.
For much more about Black Ash Basketry visit BasketMakers.com