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From the Tree of Life website 11-05-16 

Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano is honored to host a group of artisans from the indigenous Seri (Comcáac) tribe. Hailing from the arid coast of Sonora, Mexico, the Seri are famous for their amazing basketry, beautiful necklaces of shell, bead and bone, and elegant ironwood carvings.

This special event will begin with a cultural exchange, as the Acjachemen people welcome the Seri to their ancestral land, followed by a traditional Seri dance and ceremonial songs. These Seri artisans will have their finest items available for sale, and in the spirit of “fair trade,” 100 percent of the sale proceeds will stay with the artisans.”

In the photo above, Seri artisans perform a basket dance at the Tree of Life Nursery a few years ago.

In the photos below from Desemboque on the Sea of Cortez, Lola Torres gathers cardon cactus fruits, which are both pink and white; Panchita Moreno holds her spectacular snake basket woven from limberbush; and Angelita Torres holds her small woven baskets.

Posted by deborah small

2 Comments

  1. hi james,
    please send an email to me at dsmall@csusm.edu, and i’ll forward you an email.
    deborah small

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  2. Hi Deborah,

    I am doing a book on Mexican folk art and artesanía. Do you have contact information (an e-mail) for the Seri basket makers?

    Thanks very much!

    Jim Castner

    On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 6:28 PM, Deborah Small’s Photography Blog wrote:

    > deborah small posted: ” From the Tree of Life website Saturday November 5, > 2016 “Tree of Life Nursery is honored to host a group of artisans from the > indigenous Seri (Comcáac) tribe. Hailing from the arid coast of Sonora, > Mexico, the Seri are famous for their amazing basketry” >

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