Her pieces often reflect the natural world along the Columbia River, mixing traditional motifs such as condors. With contemporary figures like airplanes.
Gold has also become an environmental and cultural educator, helping to spread knowledge of her ancestral heritage and basketry skills. Gold's art is on show in museums around the world, including the High Desert Museum. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. And Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. She was featured in a 2009 episode of the PBS.
Gold grew up on the Warm Springs Reservation. Her mother was an accomplished beadworker.
And they would visit local art museums where their ancestors' baskets were on display. She graduated from Madras High School.
As a child, Gold did not see anyone around her using traditional weaving techniques and had no idea that would one day become her career. She worked as a mathematician for nearly 17 years before she decided to change course and focus on reviving the culture and art of her people. In 1991, through the Oregon Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, Gold began to study the making of "sally bags, " flexible cylindrical baskets created by Wasco-Wishram. People for gathering roots and medicines, as well as nuts, seeds and mushrooms.
Gold diagrammed historical basket designs and learned about the stories they told, encompassing the symbolism of fishing nets, petroglyphs. She learned the full turn twining technique used to weave the bags and has since become one of the foremost experts and teachers keeping this style alive today. The baskets are in good shape overall.
Please see photos as part of description. Feel free to ask me any questions and I will gladly answer any questions you might have. Thank you, Overall Dimensions: 6.2"H x 3.6"W x 3.10D Weights approximately under 1 LBS. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "clamdigger24" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.