Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe welcomes basketweavers meeting

"California’s native people have a reputation for weaving some of the world’s finest baskets. But this traditional art form in some communities was almost lost, often due to efforts to stamp out the cultural ways of the state’s tribes.

Today, it’s a different story. From San Diego to Santa Ynez to Northern California, the artistry of tribal basketry has made a comeback.

About two weeks ago, residents of Santa Barbara County had the opportunity to witness the fruits of this revival firsthand. The California Indian Basketweavers Association had its annual three-day gathering at the Chumash Reservation."

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Nakia Zavalla: Gathering weaves together history, tribal members (The Solvang Valley News 7/5)

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