Basket and Cordage Making

Basket and Cordage Making

The National Park Service and Friends of Fort Vancouver invite the public to attend a free demonstration of Basket and Cordage Making presented by members of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild.

Guild members will show their work and teach visitors how to make cordage. Visitors can use the cordage to create a bracelet.

The indigenous peoples of the Columbia River made baskets for gathering and storage. Their techniques were handed down generation to generation, and influence both native and non-native basket makers today.

The Columbia Basin Basketry Guild was formed in the summer of 1989 by a small group of basket makers from the Portland and Vancouver area so that basket makers could share ideas, information, and techniques with each other and with the community. Its mission is to preserve, promote, and teach the art of basketry. Today the guild has more than 225 members. Come join us!

Event Properties

Event Date 08-03-2019 12:00 pm
Event End Date 08-03-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Location Visitor Center