Acadian Root Baskets of Atlantic Canada
Auteure : Joleen Gordon
Éditeur : Nimbus Publishing Ltd.
Date de parution : 2005
ISBN : 9781551095240
Acadian basket-making, once practised widely throughout Atlantic Canada, is a vanishing traditional art. Seeking to recapture this fading tradition, basket-making expert Joleen Gordon tells the stories and practices of three of the last master basket-makers in the Atlantic Provinces. Acadian Root Baskets of Atlantic Canada not only documents the “roots” of this Acadian tradition by describing how Acadian, Black, and Mi’kmaw practices overlapped and influenced each other, but also provides a detailed step-by-step guide to making the baskets discussed in the book. With excellent visual guidance, readers and historians interested in Acadian culture, as well those interested in the basket arts, will find this book an invaluable resource dedicated to a special regional tradition.