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    • Nancy Bradley

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This 1937 photograph of Nancy George Bradley (1881-1963) was made Chattanooga photographer W. M. Cline. Bradley is shown holding a rivercane basket in her lap. Few baskets made by Nancy Bradley are known to exist, although word of her work is...
    • Nancy Bradley

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork --...
    • It is not known who made this undated historic photograph of Nancy Bradley working out-of-doors in front of her home. Surrounded by piles of rivercane with which to make baskets, Bradley is shown trimming the cane. Few baskets made by Nancy...
    • Nancy Bradley

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph of Nancy Bradley was made Chattanooga photographer W. M. Cline. Bradley is shown holding four rivercane baskets. Few baskets made by Nancy Bradley are known to exist, although word of her work is legendary. Both her...
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • 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...
    • Basket: rivercane, market

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This rivercane shopping basket or market basket, also called a “shopper,” was made by Nancy George Bradley from Painttown, North Carolina. Shopping Baskets like this one were carried to market. The interlocking handle of this shopper is woven...
    • Louise Bigmeat Maney

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Louise Bigmeat Maney (1932-2001) was raised on Wrights Creek in the Painttown community of Cherokee, North Carolina. A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, she was a third-generation potter. While she was a young child, she and her two...
    • Rowena Bradley

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph shows Rowena Bradley preparing to work on a rivercane basket. On the ground beside her is a pile of rivercane, already cut and split. Born in the Swimmer Branch Community of the Qualla Boundary,...
    • Basket: rivercane, lidded

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This double weave lidded basket was made by Rowena Bradley, a third generation Cherokee basket weaver. Lidded baskets such as these were used to store foodstuffs and household goods. The double weave makes for a tight basket; some double weave...
    • Mat: rivercane, wall

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • 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...
    • Basket: rivercane, double woven tray

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • 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...
    • Rowena Bradley

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Cherokee craftworker Rowena Bradley is shown in this photograph surrounded by baskets that she made. In her lap are strips of rivercane, the material that she used to construct the baskets. To the left is a very large single weave basket; the...
    • Rowena Bradley

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Cherokee craftworker Rowena Bradley is shown in this undated photograph, weaving a rivercane basket held in her lap. To keep the cane pliable, she soaks it in a bucket of water. Two unfinished baskets sit beside her. The basket pattern at left...
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • 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...
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • 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...
    • Basket: rivercane, tray

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • 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...
    • Basket: rivercane, tray

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • 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...
    • Stories of mountain folk broadcast: 2012-12-22

    • American poetry -- North Carolina -- Jackson County; Businesswomen -- North Carolina -- Jackson County; Historic buildings -- North Carolina -- Jackson County; Christmas stories; Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Motion pictures --...
    • The show begins with Amy reading an original poem called “It’s Christmas.” The reading is accompanied by Ron Smith’s rendition of “O Christmas Tree.” Doreyl’s guest on Creative Corner is Lisa Bradley Potts of Barker’s Creek, who is the proprietor...

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