Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Cherokee expert and associate professor Anna Fariello presented a program on traditional Cherokee Indian crafts on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room. The highly visual program included a brief overview of Cherokee crafts, focusing on the key material traditions of basketry, pottery, and carving, and recognizes early 20th Century artisans, the Elders who have kept these traditions alive.
The program material was drawn from Fariello’s “From the Hands of our Elders” series, which includes three books and a website, produced to share important archival collections of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians with the general public.
The project was the recipient of the 2013 Guardians of Culture International Awards Program awarded by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums.
Anna Fariello is Associate Professor, Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library. The program was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Dept. of Cultural Resources.