Elsie Allen Weaving
Annie Burke (1876-1962), a weaver who spent much of her
adult life educating others on the ways of the Pomo, asked her daughter,
Elsie, not to destroy her baskets upon her death. Elsie Comanche Allen
(1899-1990) had a native artisan eye for esthetics, and she added to her
mother's collection during the next 30 years, devoting herself to education
as her mother had. She, in turn, appointed her oldest daughter, Genevieve
Allen Aguilar (b. 1920), as the next guardian of the collection, who placed
it on long-term loan to the Mendocino County Museum.
Pomo Basketmaking : A Supreme Art for the Weaver
Happy Camp : Naturegraph Publishers, 1972.
Description: 67 p. ; ill., photos.
Audience: All Ages
Links To Web Sites With Info on Elsie
Allen Pomo Basket Family
Your Relations: The Elsie Allen Baskets,
... Elsie Allen 1899-1990 A Pomo basket
weaver, scholar, educator, cultural consultant,
and writer, Elsie Allen was also known as "Pomo
Sage". In her own words ...
... She learned everything about baskets from her
great aunt Elsie Allen, a legendary
Pomo basket weaver, studying with her from 1974 until her death in
Spirit Drawn to Weave A Legacy
Elsie Allen Baskets, Family and Friends
by Suzanne Abel-Vidor, Dot Brovarney and Susan Billy
Examines the lives of work of the weavers whose
baskets are part of the collection assembled by Pomo Indian
basketmakers Annie Burke and her daughter Elsie Allen.
$24.00 (includes shipping)
at the The Grace
Hudson Museum Store