Collections Connection: Birchbark Weaving with Beth Homa Kraus

In this recording, basket weaver and Vesterheim instructor Beth Homa-Kraus highlights birch bark objects from the collection. Beth discusses birch bark basket making and harvesting and looks at its historical uses. Find out more about what she’s teaching at Vesterheim here.

Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations between the museum’s collections staff and folk-art school instructors. Highlighting the incredible folk-art collection at Vesterheim, these conversations are also opportunities for you to stay connected with your folk-art community. Each gathering will highlight a piece or two from the collection as explained, interpreted, and appreciated by a master folk artist.

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