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  • Medium of Original: crafts (and)
  • Title: rivercane
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    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Bradley, Rowena, 1922-2003
    • This storage basket was made by Rowena Bradley, a Cherokee basket weaver of western North Carolina. Baskets such as these were made to store domestic goods, from dry foodstuffs to clothing. The natural aeration of the single weave allows the...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, egg

    • unknown
    • Small handled baskets like this one are known as egg baskets, although they were certainly used for other purposes. The egg basket, more often made of white oak, is a typical form of the Appalachian region. Baskets such as these were used to...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Mat: rivercane

    • Long, Lucy
    • This undated rivercane mat was made by Cherokee basket weaver Lucy Long. Traditionally, the Cherokee used mats made from rivercane to cover walls and floors, for decoration and insulation. Sleeping mats were also made and used to provide comfort...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, planter

    • Youngbird, Edmund, 1922-1995
    • This rivercane planter basket was made by Edmund Youngbird (1922-1995). Both the design and form of this basket are adaptations of Cherokee traditions. The dominant motif is the Snake or Serpent design, with the "serpents" running diagonally...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, egg

    • Ropetwister, Annie
    • This rivercane single weave egg basket was made by Annie Ropetwister. Small handled baskets like this one are known as egg baskets, although they were certainly used for other purposes. The egg basket, more often made of white oak, is a typical...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Stamper, Lottie Queen, 1907-1987
    • This storage basket was made by Lottie Queen Stamper, one of Cherokee’s best-known basket weavers. Using rivercane, the basket was woven upwards from a square base and tapers to a circular rim. Walnut hulls were used to dye the cane to achieve...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, tray

    • unknown
    • Although its maker is not known, the form, material, technique, and pattern are typical of Cherokee basketry. Traditionally, trays such as these were used to hold foodstuffs and household goods. To make this tray, the basket weaver used a complex...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, purse

    • unknown
    • Cherokee basket weavers made baskets for a variety of functions. This purse basket, or "shopper" as it was sometimes called, was taken to market and used to carry purchases. The drop handles are made from wood and were carved separately from the...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, tray

    • Bradley, Rowena, 1922-2003
    • This rivercane tray was made by Cherokee basket weaver, Rowena Bradley in 1982. Traditionally, trays such as these were used to hold foodstuffs and household goods. To make this tray, Bradley used a complex double weave technique that results in...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Mat: rivercane

    • unknown
    • Traditionally, the Cherokee used mats made from rivercane to cover walls and floors, for decoration and insulation. Sleeping mats were also made and used to provide comfort and insulation. During outdoor ceremonies, mats were used to cover the...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, lid

    • Stamper, Lottie Queen, 1907-1987;
    • This undated basket lid is listed as a separate basket in Qualla Arts and Crafts Artifact Collection inventory. It was made by Lottie Queen Stamper and fits onto a deeper basket, QACM_1992_069. Lidded baskets such as these were used to store...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Garrett, Emmaline
    • This unusual rivercane storage basket was made by Emmaline Garret of the Snowbird Community in Robbinsville, North Carolina. Born and raised in Graham County, Garret recalled watching her grandmother Molly Brown make baskets. This large...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, square bottom

    • unknown
    • This basket was woven by an unknown Cherokee basket weaver using locally grown rivercane in the early 1950s. The basket features a traditional Cherokee basketmaking technique known as double weave, a complicated process where the inner and outer...
    • Southern Highland Craft Guild;
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Wolfe, Eva Queen, 1922-2004
    • This large storage basket was made by Eva Wolfe, an accomplished Cherokee basket weaver. Baskets such as these were made to store domestic goods, from dry foodstuffs to clothing. The natural aeration of the single weave allows the stored goods to...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, garden

    • unknown
    • It is not known who made this large rivercane basket. Baskets of this shape and size were used to transport agricultural products. The large basket with handle was probably used to gather vegetables from the field or garden; it could have also...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Unknown
    • It is not known who made this white oak basket in the collection of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual. The storage basket appears to be dyed with bloodroot and black walnut.
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • unknown
    • This undated large rivercane storage basket was likely used as a laundry basket. It is large and shallow with small handles at either end. While it is not known who made this basket, the basket was from the Snowbird Community on the Qualla...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Bradley, Rowena, 1922-2003
    • This storage basket was made by Rowena Bradley, a Cherokee basket weaver of western North Carolina. Baskets such as these were made to store domestic goods, from dry foodstuffs to clothing. The natural aeration of the single weave allows the...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • unknown
    • This storage basket was made from rivercane, woven in a traditional Cherokee style. Although its maker is not known, the form, material, technique, and pattern are typical of Cherokee basketry. Traditionally, baskets such as these were made to...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Mat: rivercane

    • Long, Lucy
    • This undated rivercane mat was made by Cherokee basket weaver Lucy Long. Traditionally, the Cherokee used mats made from rivercane to cover walls and floors, for decoration and insulation. Sleeping mats were also made and used to provide comfort...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;

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