Workshop: Traditional Cedar Rope/Bracelet with Theresa Parker and Lina Markishtum

Sunday, November 24, 2019
10:30 & 11:15
Building 246, JFK

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Learn the art of cedar weaving through a special workshop led by Theresa Parker and assistance by Lina Markishtum. In addition to creating either a rope or bracelet, participants will witness and learn about the Makah cultural histories and traditional weaving processes.

This workshop is part of Markishtum and Parker’s Centrum Northwest Heritage Residency, made possible through a National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” grant, presented in partnership with Fort Worden Public Development Authority.

Note: Registration is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email and will be first come first serve, with a portion of spots reserved for tribal members.
There will be two time slots for beginning the workshop, 10:30 and 11:15.


Lina “Babe” Markishtum (Makah) has provided traditional and contemporary food service to many communities locally for 20 years combined. Lina currently provides traditional food catering for the Makah Cultural and Research Center. Lina enjoys sharing her cooking skills and her plant knowledge.

Parker and Markishtum are relatives and they have traveled for decades together, sharing their basketry, plant and traditional foods knowledge with many communities near and far (locally and nationally).

Theresa Parker’s (Makah/Lummi) earliest memory of basket weaving was age 5, while learning to make cedar mats with her Gramma Bertha. She credits her own weaving success to her Mother Leah and Grandmother Bertha Lane-Smith’s patience, as the skill was hard won. She uses traditional and contemporary basketry materials. Theresa is an Education Coordinator of the Makah Cultural and Research Center-24+yrs. She is one of the founding (1995) Board members of the Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association.



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