Ancient Voices

A Museum to honor the least known people in North America, the Original Tribal Women


Shown here are the various styles of baskets woven by Native American women. Again today most are created traditionally in the South West.

These were made by the Tarahumara Indians in the remote and mountainous Copper Canyon region of Mexico. The Tarahumara are known for the ultra-fine quality and tight weave of their pine needle baskets, these are made from Yucca leaves. Until the construction of the regions first railroad in the 1980's, the Tarahumara had limited contact with the outside world.

Above: Beaded basket

MicMaq curled basket with sweetgrass. Close up below

These small sweetgrass baskets were made for tourists around 1910 to 1930.

Woman making baskets at a show


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