Northwest Coast Basketry – Woven Traditions

The American Museum of Natural History is updating, restoring, and conserving the historic Northwest Coast Hall, including more than 800 Northwest Coast collections pieces, in consultation with several Pacific Northwest Coast communities. Suquamish elder and master weaver Ed Carriere has traveled to the Museum to offer guidance on caring for woven baskets, and last summer, Associate Conservator Amy Tjiong headed to Washington State to learn about materials and techniques that will help the Museum care for the Northwest Coast baskets in its collections.