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This is Abe Sanchez’ Yokuts-style basket using redbud and bracken fern for the design elements, and sedge root as the predominant coiling material. He uses deergrass as the foundation for the basket.

Abe is teaching a basketweaving class this weekend at the Agua Caliente Cultural Center in Palm Springs. See post above titled Gathering Juncus. Marian Walkingstick, Acjachemen elder and basketweaver, will be assisting with the class.

Abe and Marian’s generosity and willingness to share what they know with others and their dedication to the revitalization of indigenous cultural practices are quite extraordinary.

On November 7-8, Abe is once again hosting basketweavers from the Seri/Comca’ac Women’s Artisans Cooperative  from Desemboque and Punta Chueca on the Sea of Cortez in Sonora, Mexico. They will be showing their work at the Autry’s Intertribal Arts 2009 Marketplace in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

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Seri artists are renowned for their ironwood carvings, such as the hummingbird below.

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  7. […] and Sunday, April 16 & 17, he is helping to host basket weavers and wood carvers from the Seri/Comca’ac Women’s Artisans Cooperative from Desemboque and Punta Chueca on the Sea of Cortez in Sonora, Mexico at the Cabot’s Pueblo […]

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  8. […] know that on November 6-7 at the Autry Museum, he is helping to host basket weavers from the Seri/Comca’ac Women’s Artisans Cooperative from Desemboque and Punta Chueca on the Sea of Cortez in Sonora, […]

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  9. Hi Abe,
    It might be that the cost would be more than I can afford, but do you currently have any baskets that you’re selling? The one I’ve seen is absolutely spectacular.
    Thank you.
    Chris

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    1. hi chris, i forwarded your comment and question to abe sanchez. his baskets are indeed spectacular! best, deborah small

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  10. Hi Abe the yokuts baskets looks great

    What would you charge to make one

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    1. Hi Gene, as soon as my friend put it on her Blog site I had a person who just had to buy it. Needless to say I sold it for a very good friendly price. I had made it from material that I had been collecting for many years. As soon as I have enough sedge again I will attempt to weave another one.
      Abe

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  11. Gorgeous. Abe was such a pleasure to meet at our Justin Farmer event at the Autry. It’s really evident that he knows what he is talking about. And it’s also encouraging that there is a revival of this art form happening in California.

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    1. Hi Luckygrrr,
      I forwarded the link to the article, Justin Farmer Draws Basket Fans, to Abe. I know he’ll appreciate your enthusiasm.

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  12. […] works with Native American groups to revive the art. Get a look at a sample of his work here and here. Sanchez has specialized in the Southern California style of weaving and worked with Native […]

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  13. ola primo, how are you?? long time no talk.. i was just looking in the internet and i ran into you.i hope and pray that all is well with you. write back and let me know how you are doing…. oh yeah , its your primo felipe in rosarito.

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  14. These baskets are everything I would dream of in regard to quality and artistry. Lovely!

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  15. Very extraordinary website.
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