All in one basket in Santa Rosa this weekend

February 17, 2014 by  

The ‘Precious Cargo: California Indian Cradle Baskets and Childbirth Traditions’ is an exhibition taking place this weekend that focuses on the renewal of cultural pride amongst the California Indians and the tradition of gift giving.

Poster printing, brochure printing, and other printing services may have been the method chosen to share information about this exhibit with people in this community and the surrounding areas.

For many centuries, California’s native people have used cradle baskets to carrying their infants, as a way to keep them close and safe. These baskets are believed to be a custom that shapes the child’s direction and character into the future, as well as providing many functional attributes to the mother.

Today, some groups in California are exhibiting pride through the creation, expression, and gift giving of these traditional baskets. Information about creating these baskets is being shared through knowledge about gathering, sorting, and using various weaving techniques. This exhibition tells their story and is a vehicle for the community’s view on the relationship they create within the world.

The exhibition will be on display on Saturday, February 22, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Sonoma County Museum located at 425 Seventh Street in Santa Rosa, California. To learn more about this exhibition, or the entrance cost, please visit the Sonoma County Museum website or call the office.