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Adirondack Berry Picking and Gathering Basket

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Adirondack Berry Picking and Gathering Basket

Woven pack baskets have been useful for carrying all sorts of items. Archaeologists have found evidence of Native American versions dating to 900 BC. Used extensively throughout the Adirondacks - hence it it is most often referred to as the Adirondack pack basket. Pack baskets were used by 1st Peoples and continuing through to present day by and for campers, fishing, hiking, hunting, trapping - and carrying beach supplies including lunch. If it needed to be carried - it went in the basket. The Adirondack Pack Basket is one of the oldest surviving traditions inside the Adirondack Park. By courtesy in part to Adirondack Baskets and Heritage Designs.

Come to the Folk School and create a variation of the famous Adirondack Pack Basket. While our basket may not be as large - it still proves it's worth in the many uses you will find for it ~ holding crochet and knitting supplies, crafts, magazines - and of course berries!

Event Details

    May 19, 2018 - May 19, 2018
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM