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From Basque Music To Leatherworkers: A Look At Idaho Folk Art

Arlie Sommer
Boise State Public Radio
In front of the blacksmith station in the barn, Monte Cummins shows off a pair of leather chinks (knee-length chaps) he made for shoeing horses.

Idaho is home to some fantastic folk artists. Boise State Public Radio's Expressive Idaho series explores the Gem State through the folk art lens. Today on Idaho Matters, we're featuring the stories of Boise Basque musician Dan Ansotegui and Duck Valley leatherworker Ryan Carpenter with his apprentice Monte Cummins. 

For more Expressive Idaho stories from producer Arlie Sommer, click here. This series is produced in partnership with the Idaho Commission on the Arts. 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!