Karen Engel

Tribe: Shoalwater Bay
Based In: Snohomish, WA
Email: khengel822@frontier.com

About the Art
I want to honor the women who came before me, and the long line of basket weavers in my family. The blue beads on the basket titled Grandma’s Beads are my grandmother’s trade beads. In my home, I also keep an old photograph of my Great-Great-Great Aunt Satsop Ann holding her baskets—it gives me goosebumps to look at her.