American Indians to sell crafts in Washington
WASHINGTON — Local Native American crafters are selling their items at a holiday fair over the coming weekends.
The Institute for American Indian Studies hosts the annual Native American Holiday Arts and Crafts Market. The event begins this Saturday and Sunday and will continue on weekends through Dec. 15.
Visitors can shop for a wide variety of Native American crafts, jewelry, and artwork. Among the more unusual items are handwoven baskets from colorful reeds and bark, hand-painted decorative gourds, authentically made Native American pottery, rattles, and elegant handcrafted flutes. Many artisans aim to use traditional techniques and natural materials, such as reeds, bark, gourds, stone, feathers, quills and antique trade beads.
The market is open from 10 a.m .to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.