About Us

For over a quarter of a century, the California Indian Basketweavers’ Association (CIBA) has worked not only to increase the number of active California Indian basket weavers but to also increase awareness of California basketry and Native California cultural traditions among both Native and non-Native audiences.  CIBA was created out of a deep concern shared by a small group of weavers who feared that traditional basketry knowledge was rapidly disappearing and that soon living “master weavers” would cease to exist.  Today CIBA has grown its membership to nearly 1,000 people. CIBA works hard to provide these members with access to programs and activities that build a larger community of California Indian Basket weavers.