My name is Darlene Ryer, I was born in California and now reside in Mountainair, New Mexico.
I am a Professional Artist, who is Self Taught. My Traditional Baskets are woven out of Natural Materials, such as Red Bud, Willow, Sedge Roots, Woodwardia Ferns, and Buck Brush, which I gather and prepare myself. Many of these Baskets sometimes take up to a year to complete.
I also use Basket Reed, which is the core of Rattan, and Raffia which is a Palm Leaf, to weave my Intricate Patterned Baskets.
Many of my Patterns come from Nature, and some were given to me from my Mother.
I have done Gallery and Fine Art Shows in California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico, and have won several ribbons and awards. My Baskets are in many...