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Course “Basket weaving” by Imke Günzel

Date: 
Monday, 8 August, 2011
Responsible: 
Imke Günzel (Basket Making, Lüneburg/Lower Saxony, DE)
Dr. Rüdiger Kelm (AÖZA)
Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 
92 Participants
The course was designed and conducted by the craftswoman Imke Günzel

Goals
Course for our educational staff to improve their skills for public demonstrations in producing, presenting and using reconstructed prehistoric woven baskets for our visitors; at the same time also our visitors in the Stone Age Park at that day had beein involved in the course and could take a look at the basket making process and got explanations.

Implementation
The course was conducted on a whole day (10.00 – 16.30); the whole day it was open for the interested public at the park; Ms. Günzel presented different finds from prehistoric woven material from neolithic time, after that she showed and explanined the weaving process for different kinds of baskets; it was possible for the participants (also for the visitors) to produce own small baskets with the available material esp. from willow trees; about 12 persons from the educational staff took part and about 80 visitors had been involved in the course; in follwowing up of the course there have been four seminars for schools classes and two courses for adults, where we could use the experiences from this course.