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Ancient art coming to Asheville

The 9th Annual Gathering of The SeatWeavers' Guild is July 29-31 at the Folk Art Center Auditorium. (Photo provided by: Brandy Clements)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Artists are bringing an ancient craft to Asheville.

Caning is the ancient art of weaving chairs using the outer bark of the Rattan palm. The bark is pulled into strips and used to weave the seats of chair, often taken hours of tedious work.

Brandy Clements with Silver River Center for Chair Caning and Sue Muldoon with Redux visited News 13 This Morning to show us a little more about what the craft entails.


The 9th Annual Gathering of The SeatWeavers' Guild is July 29-31 at the Folk Art Center Auditorium. On Sunday, people can try their hand at the craft during the SeatWeaving Roadshow. It's free and open to the public from 12pm-4pm.

The SeatWeaving Roadshow includes hands-on demonstrations and exhibits.

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