Saturday, March 30, 2013

Salla Bag Class

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The sun is out, it feels like spring, and I am out of the house today taking a basket class!!!  My knee may hurt later, but I am so ready do something new and talk with someone other than my cat.

The class is taught by Karen Sherwood at Earthwalk Northwest (http://earthwalknorthwest.com/course-calendar/course-list/sally-bag/).

Salla bags are soft twined bags, woven with a unique full-turn twining method long practiced by Native Americans of the mid-Columbia River region. The bags were used primarily for gathering roots and medicines but were also used to gather nuts, seeds, and for the storing of dried foods. Prior to European contact, the bags were constructed primarily of dogbane, also known as Indian Hemp. After contact, they were often made with manufactured cotton, hemp, or jute twines.

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