ACTA Introduces Its First Blog
Master Ohlone basketweaver Linda Yamane is a current master artist in ACTA's Apprenticeship Program with apprentice Carol Bachmann.
In ACTA's first-ever blog, Linda Yamane's Apprenticeship Blog will follow the course of her apprenticeship with Carol, as she instructs her in the construction a feathered basket. Ohlone feathered baskets involve a labor-intensive three-rod coiling technique. In addition to the delicate work of incorporating fine mallard duck feathers throughout the outer basket wall, the baskets are adorned with quail topknot feathers and abalone shell dangles.
We invite readers to follow the progress of Linda and Carol's apprenticeship and become part of the journey of this basket by commenting on Linda's blog by clicking on the "add a new comment" link at the bottom of each post.