Betti Mae Jumper sewing baskets at the Stephen Foster Center


Still Image


Jan 1985


Photographic slides


v. 31



Item ID:

S86-517 - S86-518

General Note/Comment

  • Two color slides. Images are of Jumper sewing colored thread into grass baskets. Images were created as fieldwork for the apprenticeship program. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.

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