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    • Elsie Watty Basketweaver

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This four-page brochure was created by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, a division of the U.S. Department of Interior, to accompany an exhibition of baskets by Elsie Watty held in the summer of 1977. The exhibitions were held at Qualla Arts and...
    • Basket: white oak, storage

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph was most likely taken for a 1977 exhibition of Elsie Watty's white oak baskets at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual artisan cooperative in Cherokee. The storage basket, dyed with walnut root and bloodroot,...
    • Basket: white oak, shopper

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph was most likely taken for a 1977 exhibition of Elsie Watty's white oak baskets at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual artisan cooperative in Cherokee. The body of this shopping basket, dyed with walnut root...
    • Basket: white oak, picnic

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph was most likely taken for a 1977 exhibition of Elsie Watty's white oak baskets at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual artisan cooperative in Cherokee. The body of this picnic basket, dyed with walnut root, is...
    • Basket: white oak, picnic

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph was most likely taken for a 1977 exhibition of Elsie Watty's white oak baskets at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual artisan cooperative in Cherokee. The body of this picnic basket, dyed with walnut root and...
    • Elsie Watty: Basketweaver

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This four-page brochure was created by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, a division of the U.S. Department of Interior, to accompany an exhibition of baskets by Elsie Watty held in the summer of 1977. The exhibitions were held at Qualla Arts and...
    • Elsie Watty

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • In this undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph, basket weaver Elsie Watty is shown separating white oak into splits. Elsie Welch Watty (b. 1935) was a master Cherokee basket weaver who specialized in making white oak baskets and was known...
    • Elsie Watty basket display

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This historic photograph was made by an unknown photographer in 1968 at an unknown Native American competition in Oklahoma. Elsie Watty's white oak baskets are seen at right. Elsie Welch Watty (b. 1935) was a master Cherokee basket weaver who...
    • Elsie Watty

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • In this undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph, basket weaver Elsie Watty is using a knife to scrape white oak splits to the proper width to achieve uniform thickness and smoothness. Elsie Welch Watty (b. 1935) was a master Cherokee basket...
    • Elsie Watty

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets --...
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer depicts basket weaver Elsie Watty separating white oak into splits in preparation for making a basket. Her daughter, Rebecca stands watching. Elsie Welch Watty (b. 1935) was a master Cherokee...
    • Elsie Watty

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • In this undated photograph by an unknown photographer, basket weaver Elsie Watty is checking a chip from the white oak tree to see if it will make good material for basket weaving. Elsie Welch Watty (b. 1935) was a master Cherokee basket weaver who...
    • Elsie Watty

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • In this undated photograph by an unknown photographer, basket weaver Elsie Watty poses with the tools needed to gather white oak, the raw material for her work. Elsie Welch Watty (b. 1935) was a master Cherokee basket weaver who specialized in...
    • Elsie Watty

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • In this undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph, basket weaver Elsie Watty is using a knife to size white oak splits to the proper width. Elsie Welch Watty (b. 1935) was a master Cherokee basket weaver who specialized in making white oak...
    • Elsie Watty

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Elsie Watty (b. 1935) was a master Cherokee basket weaver who specialized in making white oak baskets and was known for creating her own designs. She lived and worked on the Galamore Branch in the Big Cove community near Cherokee, North Carolina. ...
    • Elsie Watty

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Elsie Watty (b. 1935) was a master Cherokee basket weaver who specialized in making white oak baskets and was known for creating her own designs. She lived and worked on the Galamore Branch in the Big Cove community near Cherokee, North Carolina. ...
    • Cherokee craftsmen

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph was made on June 7, 1977 on the occasion of the ground breaking of the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, North Carolina. Attending the event was Joan Mondale, wife of Vice President Mondale. A delegation of...

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