July 17, 2014

Attending The Annual Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market In Bar Harbor, Maine

Last weekend, while I was in Maine, I went to the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor to attened the Annual Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market put on by the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance.   For thousands of years, Wabanaki (Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet, and Micmac) men and women have been creating objects of beauty, using materials found in the natural world.  I have always loved baskets and it gives me great joy to see that this important cultural art is being preserved in Maine.