Oct. 2011-November 2012
Basketry and weaving requires an incredible mix of technical knowledge, creativity and dedication. The Weaving Wisdom exhibition will be an opportunity to learn more about this interesting and spiritual process that continues today as a result of the guidance and inspiration of many.
This exhibition shows us that there is more to weaving than meets the eye. Gathering and prepping your material is a majority of the work, the act of weaving is the easiest part of the process. The designs are family designs, they tell different stories.
Works within the exhibit include baby cradles, berry baskets, and trays ranging in styles and techniques from cedar root and pine needle to inner cedar bark, many of which will be on public display for the first time. This collection of contemporary and traditional cedar woven pieces is the largest public display of its kind.
Tsepalín; A Grandmother’s love and dedication cradles the new generation.
Mamaya7-Lois Joseph Guest Curator & the Lil’wat7ul Cultural Centre
Sarah Goodwin-Director of Development
Government of Canada-Western Economic Diversification, Canadian Heritage and the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation
October 2011-November 2012