Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Alabama Arts Radio Podcast, Robert Haygens white oak basketry

In this program Anne Kimzey, folklorist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, interviews Robert Haygens of Opp about making white oak baskets and teaching his traditional craft through the support of the Alabama Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program.   Mr. Haygens walks listeners through the entire basketmaking process from selecting the right tree, to weaving the oak splits, to attaching the rim and handles.

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