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  American Indian Basketry
from the Anthropology Collection
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BasketsAs part of the ongoing series Behind the Scenes at the Museum, featuring cultural objects not ordinarily on public display, Curator of Ethnography Dr. Jan Timbrook has curated a beautiful and informative exhibit of nearly two hundred historic and contemporary Native American baskets from the Museum’s extensive collection. Native weavers have met essential human needs –  from getting and cooking food, to storing valuables and carrying babies, to social life and artistic expression –  through basketry made with a dazzling variety of materials, techniques, and designs.


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