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Beautiful, sweet-smelling flowers of Bear Grass

Beautiful, sweet-smelling flowers of Bear Grass

SARA NESSBIT BARNEY
KÁRUK BASKETMAKER

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A renowned basketmaker, Sara Barney was also a collector of many Káruk baskets and ceremonial regalia. She took pride in her culture and enjoyed sharing stories about her childhood, which was spent on the Klamath River. Her love for family was exhibited in the traditional patterns and designs that were woven into her baskets. A private and quiet woman, Sara’s personality shined when she shared her stories, baskets and other handiwork with the public.