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Les Mains Guidées: Native American Finger Weaving

June 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bayou Vermilion District and Vermilionville hosts a monthly workshop series that allows you to learn crafts from our master artisans. At the beginning of each month we highlight a different craft from the old Acadian, Creole, and Native American ways of life.  Topics range from woodworking, to textiles, to foodways, and many things in between. Even if you’d simply like to come and watch the class as an observer only, not taking a direct part in the workshop, we’ve got a spot for you!  Reserve your spot now.

During June’s workshop, you will learn and work alongside Neka Mire of the Chitimacha tribe. Neka has worked at Vermilionville as a tour guide and interpreted the Native American way of life for our visitors, sharing both fingerweaving and Chitimacha basketry. During the class, she will talk about the history and tradition of finger-weaving as she guides you in creating your own works of art.
Spots are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. This class is limited to 12 participants. Cost is $25 per person to cover materials, all of which participants can take home to continue their craft at the close of the session. Participants must be at least 12 years old; children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, please email: VVille@BayouVermilionDistrict.org, or call 337-233-4077, x211.