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  • Subject - Craft: Cherokee Indian (or)
  • Subject - Group: Cherokee Indian (and)
  • Medium of Original: crafts (and)
  • Craft Category: basketry
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    • Basket: rivercane, lidded

    • Welch, Carol
    • This lidded basket was made by Cherokee basket weaver Carol Welch. Lidded baskets such as these were used to store foodstuffs and household goods. The double weave makes for a tight basket; some double weave baskets are even waterproof. The...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    •  Basket: honeysuckle, lidded

    • George, Lucy Nola, 1897-1978
    • This basket, made of honeysuckle with white oak ribs, was probably made by Lucy Nola George (1897-1978), in the early 1900s. This basket appears to be dyed using bloodroot, giving it a reddish orange and yellow color. The basket features a fitted...
    • Western Carolina University Mountain Heritage Center;
    • Mat: rivercane, wall

    • Bradley, Rowena, 1922-2003
    • The rivercane wall mat was made by Rowena Bradley, who was born in the Swimmer Branch Community of the Qualla Indian Boundary, near Cherokee, North Carolina. Butternut was used to achieve the brown color; bloodroot produced the orange. The weave...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, double woven tray

    • Bradley, Rowena, 1922-2003;
    • This rivercane tray was woven by Rowena Bradley in the double weave technique, making a tight basket. Double weave baskets are sometimes waterproof. Trays such as these were used to store dried foodstuffs or small possessions. The rivercane...
    • 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: white oak, market

    • Long, Bessie
    • This undated market basket was made by Cherokee basket weaver Bessie Long. The flat-bottomed rectangular basket is made with white oak. Market baskets of this shape and size were traditionally used to transport agricultural products, to gather...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: honeysuckle, vase

    • George, Lucy Nola, 1897-1978
    • This undated basket was made by Cherokee basket weaver Lucy George. The basket is honeysuckle woven over white oak splints. The basket shape begins with a small round base and was woven upward and outward. The vase then necks in and flares out...
    • 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;
    • Basket: white oak, storage

    • unknown
    • This undated large storage basket was made by an unknown basket weaver. The basket is rectangular, made with white oak splits, and has a handle at each side. Baskets of this shape and size were used for laundry or to store clothing. The basket...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: honeysuckle, storage

    • George, Lucy Nola, 1897-1978
    • This undated basket was made by Cherokee basket weaver Lucy George. The basket is honeysuckle woven over white oak splints. The basket shape begins with a round base and was woven upward and outward. Traditionally, storage baskets were made to...
    • 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, storage

    • Stamper, Lottie Queen, 1907-1987
    • This storage basket was made by Lottie Queen Stamper, one of Cherokee's best-known basket weavers. It is dyed with walnut, giving the rivercane splits their brown color. Using rivercane in the single weave technique, the weaving begins from a...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, lidded

    • Stamper, Lottie Queen, 1907-1987;
    • This undated basket by Lottie Queen Stamper is listed separately from its lid in the Qualla Arts and Crafts Artifact Collection inventory - the lid identifier is QACM_1992_048. Stamper is one of Cherokee's best-known basket weavers. Lidded baskets...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: white oak, storage

    • unknown
    • It is not known who made this undated upright storage basket. The large basket is made with white oak splits. Woven upward from a rectangular base, the basket necks in before flaring outward to a round rim. The darker contrasting oak strips...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: honeysuckle, vase

    • George, Lucy Nola, 1897-1978
    • This undated basket was made by Cherokee basket weaver Lucy George. The basket is honeysuckle woven over white oak splints. The basket shape begins with a small square base and was woven upward and outward in the round. The vase then necks in...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Bradley, Nancy George, 1881-1963
    • This storage basket was made by Nancy George Bradley, an accomplished basket weaver from the Swimmer Branch community on the Qualla Indian Boundary. Baskets such as these were made to store domestic goods, from dry foodstuffs to clothing. The...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: rivercane, tray

    • unknown
    • While it is not known who made this undated basket, it is a fine example of a traditional rivercane double weave typical of Eastern Band Cherokee. Lidded baskets such as these were used to store foodstuffs and household goods. The double weave...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: white oak, storage

    • unknown
    • It is not known who made this undated rounded storage basket. The large basket is made with white oak splits. Woven upward from a rectangular base, the basket bulges outward before necking in. At the top it flares necks outward to a round rim. ...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: honeysuckle, trays

    • George, Lucy Nola, 1897-1978
    • This undated set of baskets was made by Cherokee basket weaver Lucy George. The tray was a common basket form among the Cherokee. Trays were traditionally used for gaming or to serve food. In this set of three, the honeysuckle was woven over...
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;
    • Basket: white oak, tray

    • Reed, Lucinda;
    • This white oak tray was made by Cherokee artisan, Lucinda Reed. The oak was dyed with both walnut and bloodroot to give it color. The basket takes the form of a tray.
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual;

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