Food for Thought
Plain and Fancy: Native American Splint Baskets
October 23, 2013, from 12:30–2:30 p.m. at Fenimore Art Museum
For centuries, Native people have created fanciful ash splint baskets for practical storage. Starting in the 19th century, these baskets became a most important source of income and the circulation of objects and materials through trade, travel and tourism were instrumental in establishing the industry.
Today this art form is threatened by the devastation of ash trees by the emerald ash borer. Eva Fognell, Curator of the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, discusses ash splint artistry and the future of this art form.
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