CAL helps Brac craft ladies

| 11/03/2009

(CNS): To ensure the Sister Islands were represented at this year’s Art @ Governor’s event, Cayman Airways sponsored the air transportation of three craft ladies from Cayman Brac whose families and neighbours are still recovering from the impact of Hurricane Paloma last November. Colleen Gibson will be travelling with Annelee Ebanks and Valda Watson, who says she has been twisting thatch twine for over 60 years.

Ebanks says she’s been making thatch hats and baskets for 56 years and “doesn’t plan on giving it up yet!” She has started teaching these traditional crafts in the Brac through the National Gallery’s Sister Islands office.

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Photo: CAL Express Pilot Devon Mclaughlin (centre) with (standing from left) National Gallery Deputy Director Natalie Coleman, Lineaya Hendricks representing her mother Colleen Gibson, the Gallery’s Sister Islands Office Coordinator Simone Scott, theGallery’s Communications & Marketing Manager Mona Lisa Tatum-Watler, and (sitting, from left) craft ladies Mrs. Annelee Ebanks and Mrs. Valda Watson.

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