My Brother's Workshop

June 8, 2022 / 5 mins read

CFVI awarded a grant to My Brother’s Workshop, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, to support a local caning artisan teaching chair caning - an almost extinct cultural skill - to help preserve the long tradition and historical significance of caning. Over 16 people learned the art of hand-caning and can now help to restore antique and new furniture with their newly learned skills. More importantly, the people who took the class have taken up the mantle to teach others how to cane, preserving this traditional West Indian Art/Trade/Craft for generations forward.