Pomo Basketweavers: A Tribute to Three Elders

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An in-depth introduction to the history, culture and basketweaving traditions of Pomo women.

 

Anyone who has ever had the opportunity of holding a Pomo basket will know why these amazing baskets are known worldwide for their exquisite appearance, fineness of weave, dazzling range of technique and diversity of form and use. Pomo Basketweavers is an in-depth introduction to the history, culture and basketweaving traditions of Pomo women, in whose hands and hearts these traditions reside. Showing all aspects of Pomo basketry—including the cultivation, harvesting, and preparation of basketry materials, as well as the actual weaving—this film is an honoring of Laura Somersal, Elsie Allen, and Mabel McKay, three Pomo elders whose lives, work, and legacies it chronicles.

 

 

Director: David Ludwig

Format: DVD, color, 59 minutes.

Published: 1994

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Pomo