Special, temporary exhibit in the Mashantucket Gallery.
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in the Pequot language translates to “our baskets”.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center’s (MPMRC) collection contains over 500
indigenous made baskets from the Eastern Woodlands with more than 250 of them
representing various tribal communities and basket makers from Southern New
“Our Baskets” exhibition highlights over forty ash splint baskets from our
collections, and on loan from the Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale
and designed in-house by a dedicated team of MPMRC professionals, Nunootayunonash
features 40 plus Southern New England ash splint baskets from the 19th and 20th century. The exhibition highlights how natural resources are
harvested, including tools, techniques and design aesthetics used during and
after construction while other themes focus on economic changes that have taken
place within the local indigenous basket making community over time. In addition, we invite you to learn about some
of the local indigenous basket makers of the past while you view their
associated baskets from our collection.
The MPMRC is strategically working towards creating a model that
addresses climate change and social issues from an indigenous perspective. Nunootayunonash
goes further than just displaying baskets from our collection. Come learn about
the devastating effects of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer Beetle on ash trees
across the country and the cultural and economic issues faced by current and
future indigenous basket makers. Learn about preventive measures taking place and
what you can do to help.
Free with museum admission. Stay Tuned for more information!