Exhibit showcases Native American basketmakers


Last updated 5/21/2018 at 2:39pm

Eiterljorg Museum

Unknown Tubatulabal Artist Snake Basket, ca. 1905 Plant fiber, quail's topknot feathers, wool

INDIANAPOLIS-A new exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis showcases the work of some of the most admired Native American basketmakers. Mel and Joan Perelman recently gifted to the museum their collection of 147 baskets, cradles and bags spanning much of North America, with a focus on the Southwest and far west regions. A selection is featured in a special exhibit, Interwoven: Native American Basketry from the Mel and Joan Perelman Collection, that will continue through August 5.

Native baskets in the Interwoven exhibit are primarily the works of women artists, including Louisa K...

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