Pomo Indian Basket Weavers: Their Baskets and the Art Market

May 9, 1999 – August 15, 1999

National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

This exhibition traces the history of art basketry and Pomoan participation in the 19th-c. California art market through 100 historical images and 110 baskets. Art basketry was one solution to the financial problems created by white settlement and the loss of land, resources, and autonomy at the turn of the century. The baskets on view were created by 50 Pomoan women active in the first decades of the 20th century.

Organized by University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.