February 10, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Michael Smith has been collecting antique American Indian art for 45 years.  He opened the Michael Smith Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico 13 years ago, dealing in antiquities and contemporary Wounaan Indian baskets from the Darie’n Rainforest in Panama.  Michael and his wife have recently relocated to Kauai.


Michael will present various designs and sizes of Wounaan baskets.  He will talk about the materials and techniques used in making the baskets, and will show how to identify the quality of baskets.  He will then show some of the finest baskets that have ever been made in the world.  Lastly, he will briefly talk about the current challenges that the Wounaan indigenous Indian tribe is facing.

This Free event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville as part of the Dotty Nakea Memorial Speaker Program and by the Princeville Public Library.


To request a sign language interpreter, please call the Princeville Public Library (826-4310) at least 2 weeks prior to the program.


The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speaker and do not constitute an endorsement by the Hawaii State Public Library System, the Princeville Public Library or the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville.

At Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive, Princeville