Basket-Making and Baskets in Antiquity
Sue Broneill and Cheri Collins, Museum Staff
Saturday, December 5, 12 noon to 4 pm
Advance registration required: $25, $20 for Museum members; includes materials fee
How did your great-great-grandmother bring home the groceries before plastic or paper bags? Where did people store things before cardboard boxes and plastic bins? How did fishermen carry their catch before the invention of foam coolers? They used baskets! Baskets are both functional and beautiful, and have been a part of human culture worldwide for at least 30,000 years. Join Sue Broneill and Cheri Collins for this popular one-day family workshop. Cheri will discuss the history and uses of various types of baskets, materials used in their manufacture, and show examples of baskets from the Museumís ethnographic collections. Master basket maker Sue Broneill will teach you how to make your own small wall basket, perfect for holding mail or seasonal greeting cards to take home!
Presented by the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn.
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