Hair Smiling teaches basket coiling with pine needles and talks about local
pine trees as an edible food source. She also uses sweet grass in her class and
discusses the significance of this grass in Eastern Woodland culture.
$70 for the class includes all materials.
You will go
home with your very own coiled pine needle basket!
limited. To register call 860-396-6910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Smiling is a Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Elder. She is a multimedia artist --
pine needle and sweetgrass basket coiling, mosaic and gourd crafting are her preferred
She was born
in Westerly, RI and has many blood ties to local tribes -- Narragansett,
Wampanoag, Eastern and Western Pequot, as well as Mohegan.
finishing her degree from the School of Mosaic Arts in Chicago, but gives
credit to her Narragansett Tribal Elders for teaching her about the gift of
pine needles and sweet grass. Select works are currently on display in the
Mashantucket Gallery of the Pequot Museum.