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The Art of Mi’kmaw Basketry photographs by Holly Brown Bear edited by shalan joudry

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The Art of Mi’kmaw Basketry

photographs by Holly Brown Bear

edited by shalan joudry

The work of nine preeminent contemporary Mi’kmaw artists

Mi’kmaw artists are creating a wide range of imaginative and beautiful work using the skills and traditions of basketry weaving given to them by their elders and ancestors. In this book, nine artists present their work and their stories in their own words. Their unique artistic practices reflect their relationships to the natural world around them and their abilities to create unique and beautiful objects using a mix of traditional and contemporary materials and forms.

Each artist's account of their background and practice is introduced by editor shalan joudry. Their words stand alongside examples of their art, photographed in their studios by Holly Brown Bear. Award-winning filmmaker and activist Catherine Anne Martin's introduction to the book offers a history of the art form and its cultural importance.
This book is a milestone in creating awareness of and celebrating a group of important contemporary artists working today in Mi’kma'ki, the traditional territory which embraces Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and portions of Quebec.

Featured artists:

  • Peter J. Clair, Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick.
  • Virick Francis, Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia.
  • Stephen Jerome, Gesgapegiag, Quebec.
  • Della Maguire, Glooscap First Nation, Nova Scotia.
  • Frank Meuse, L'sitkuk First Nation (Bear River), Nova Scotia.
  • Margaret Pelletier, We'koqma'q First Nation, Nova Scotia.
  • Sandra Racine, Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick.
  • Nora Richard, Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island.
  • Ashley Sanipass, Indian Island, New Brunswick
  • Imprint: Formac Publishing Company Limited
  • Publication Date: 17 October 2023
  • Copyright Year: 2023
  • ISBN: 9781459507210
  • Page Count: 104
  • Dimensions: 10" x 8.05"