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Exhibition for sale
Precious Cargo
California Indian Cradle Baskets and Childbirth Traditions

The Marin Museum of the American (MMAI) spent five years of research, planning, and execution to create this amazing exhibition, Precious Cargo. Precious Cargo traveled around California and received rave reviews. MMAI does not have enough gallery space to house Precious Cargo permanently, so we are seeking a buyer for this wonderful exhibit. The exhibition is composed of panels with cradle baskets, individual pedestals with cradle baskets, informational panels, audio center, inventory of Precious Cargo books and DVDs and supplementary pieces in the cases.

For centuries, California Indian people have relied on cradle baskets as a way to carry their infants and keep them safe. However, in addition to their functional attributes, they also play a role in shaping a child's character and directing his or her future. Today, renewed cultural pride among California Indians is finding expression in the creation and gift-giving of traditional cradle baskets. Many individuals are sharing their knowledge about the gathering, sorting and weaving techniques required to make cradle baskets. This exhibit represents their story, and the stories of all those who've play with, carried, or occupied a cradle basket of their own.

Please contact Colleen Hicks at the Museum for further information. 415-897-4064

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Please contact Colleen Hicks at the Museum for further information. 415-897-4064

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Please contact Colleen Hicks at the Museum for further information. 415-897-4064

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Please contact Colleen Hicks at the Museum for further information. 415-897-4064

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