Ask the Experts: Yamane

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Linda Yamane traces her ancestry to the Ohlone people, whose indigenous territory includes the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas of California. She has earned a reputation as an accomplished California Indian basket weaver who has worked to bring back the ancient tradition of Ohlone basket-weaving from the brink of extinction. Over a period of more than twenty years, she has worked to learn the intricate details of traditional Ohlone basketry styles, native plant materials and weaving techniques.  Yamane responded to the following questions, and her comments may be reviewed via the following video links: