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Callendar, Leon Bert

Chair Caner

Born in New Orleans and currently residing in Allen, Louisiana, Leon lives with his wife Adeline. Leon is an electrical contractor who enjoys chair caning, repair, and making spindles. He first began learning this skill from his father at the age of six. Leon continues this hobby in his living room during his spare time. He utilizes alligator clamps, needles, a bandsaw, and a jigsaw as tools for his beautifully made chairs.

Updated November 30, 2016 by Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folklife Center Staff