Karen Young-Lenk

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Introduction I am a Karuk basketweaver, as was my great-great grandmother Emma Pearch, from the Klamath River in far Northern California. I'm dedicated to continuing the basketry art form of my ancestors. The gathering and processing of my materials through to the actual weaving of a basket gives me a deep sense of connection to the rhythms of the natural world and to my heritage. I aspire to make Karuk baskets that show the beauty and creativity possible using the traditional plant materials and the techniques passed down since our beginning of time.