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Jan 21, 2013 5:01 AM by AP

Cajun craftsmanship on exhibit Jan. 27

HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Southdown Plantation House has an exhibit celebrating Cajun craftsmanship, compiled primarily by the late artisans' families.

At the center is Ebdon Alleman, a pirogue-maker from Pierre Part who caught the attention of two filmmakers in the 1940s. Director Robert Flaherty used a pirogue Alleman made in his film "Louisiana Story." The movie was nominated for an Oscar in 1948.

The exhibit celebrates the bygone era of Cajun artisans. Its formal opening is Jan. 27.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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