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Bark Basket Workshop with Jennifer Lee

June 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

image on baskets on a table

Spend the day in a woodland environment making a bark basket using traditional materials, guided by artist and educator Jennifer Lee

About This Event

Baskets have long been an integral part of Native American culture as storage containers, carrying baskets, cradleboards and in burial practices. Bark from pine, ash, or birch was often used to make the baskets and sewn together with spruce root. Join Jennifer Lee, Narragansett descent, who will guide participants in making a traditional bark basket using pine bark, spruce root and willow. Choose from several basket designs and enjoy!

Pictured below are the three basket options to choose from, in the following order:

  • White Pine bark wall pocket, curved bottom (7H x 7W x 4D)
  • White Pine Bark mokok with collar (4 ½H x 7W x 3D)
  • White Pine Bark mokok with collar (7H x 4W x 3D).

Please choose your basket type on the order form when you complete registration. Photos by Ted B. Sierad, Ed & Helen Pelletier.

Note: Due to the length of this workshop, participants are encouraged to bring a lunch and non-alcoholic beverages. Restrooms and water are available onsite. Depending on the weather, this workshop may be held indoors or outside.

Space is limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by June 2nd. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected]

basket with front pocket
White Pine Bark mokok with collar (4 ½H x 7W x 3D)
White Pine Bark mokok with collar (7H x 4W x 3D).

Price of Participation

$85 for Non-Members, $75 for Members. Materials included. Space per session is limited and pre-registration is required.


June 5, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Insitute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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