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LaPena shared the appreciation of his native heritage with his students whilst a professor of art and director of Native American studies at California State University, Sacramento.
Each tribal style is distinctive and continues in use, to be treasured as family heirlooms. In the Northern Paiute language, hooppu is the term for baby carrier or cradle.
California Gaming Baskets: Inspired by traditional gaming in native culture, as well as the games introduced by the Church and others.
Walrus are hunted for meat - all parts of the animal are used: skin, bone and ivory, including the oosik - the latter three for tools and carvings for sale.
Using only traditional materials such as tules, willows, cattails, and dogbane, they make baskets, traps, baby carriers and children's toys, using age-old techniques.
The California Gaming Basket Collection is a series of baskets inspired by traditional gaming in native culture; as well as the games introduced by the Church and others.
Masks, Boxes, Carvings, Dolls and Paintings from the Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America and Alaska.
When Nelson Mandela of South Africa visited Los Angeles, Mayor Tom Bradley presented him with one of Aguilar's baskets; as well, The Dalai Lama has been presented with her baskets.
When Pacific Western Traders opened in October of 1971 there were basketry demonstrations by three prominent weavers: Mabel McKay (Pomo), Frances McDaniel (Wintun) and Florence Harrie (Karuk).
Aguilar's reputation as an artist is such that a basket of hers was added to the permanent collection of outstanding examples of contemporary art in the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Traces of an indigenous culture are scattered throughout the remains of the California Gold Rush. From the village site Shiba in Fair Oaks to Yolimhu in Folsom, great bedrock mortars echo the First People.
Pacific Western Traders presents a wearable art display at Second Saturday reception, including a collection of garments inspired by the Ghost Dance regalia, spectacular necklaces and finely fashioned beadwork.
Closer to the Sky is inspired by the burial platforms used by the Native Americans.
Exhibit of Paintings and Drawings From the Collections of The Puffer Family and Pacific Western Traders May 19 to July 8, 2007
An offering of fine and rare artifacts collected by Frank F. Latta, renowned authority and author of Handbook of Yokuts Indians is open for viewing in Folsom, California, from March 31 to May 21 2007.
The Virgin of Guadalupe is one of the most powerful women in the Americas. She is a leader of armies, a focus of spiritual devotion, a tender motherly comfort as well as inspiration for artists.
Much more than just an annual exhibit of the Days of the Dead, it is an altar. Many cultures have celebrations commemorating their ancestors. Mexico's celebration is the Days of the Dead, los Dias de Muertos.
The Shopping Bag Show at Pacific Western Traders was started when one artist, Gayle Anita, an avid tracker, started painting animal paw prints on the shopping bags at the gallery.
California Gallery to showcase Legend Painter's work, a legend in his own right. Frank Day, excellent Maidu historian, preserved his heritage through expressions of Maidu legends and history.
One of Aguilar's baskets was added to the permanent collection of outstanding examples of contemporary art in the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution...
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