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Raymond Andrews

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Andrews, Raymond


basket weaver


Mono Lake Paiute


Lee Vining, Mono County, California


born 1949

born 1949


Raymond Andrews was born in Schurz, Nevada as the youngest of five children in family of Mono Lake Paiute. He grew up in Lee Vining, California, where he, among other things, worked for the Toiyabe Indian Health Project Community, an organization providing health services to the Native American communities in Mono and Inyo counties. Raymond Andrews started weaving in early 1960s, learning the basket making from his grandmother Minnie Mike and great-aunt Carrie Bethel. His first creations were mostly loomed beaded pieces, such as like necklaces or belts. Only later he decided brake with tradition and try his hand with basket weaving, an art historically practiced by women. In 1980s he started to build traditional Paiute cradleboards. Currently Andrews lives in Bishop, California.

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