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    • Basketry by Agnes L. Welch

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph documents an exhibition of baskets by Agnes Welch. Agnes Lossie Welch (1925-1997) was known for making white oak baskets. Unlike most Cherokee basket weavers, she did not learn this craft through her family. Instead, Welch...
    • Pottery: bowl, chicken

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph depicts a modeled earthenware pottery bowl that is an effigy made in the form of a chicken. The coiled pot with incised designs was made by Cora Wahnetah, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee...
    • Basket: white oak

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This grouping of white oak baskets was made by Cherokee basket weaver Agnes Welch. Agnes Lossie Welch (1925-1997) was known for making white oak baskets. Unlike most Cherokee basket weavers, she did not learn this craft through her family. ...
    • Basket: white oak, storage

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This white oak storage basket was made by Cherokee basket weaver Agnes Welch. Dyed with blood root and walnut root, the basket is a combination of darks and the lighter natural color of white oak to make an overall pattern. Agnes Lossie Welch...
    • 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: white oak trio

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • These three decorated white oak baskets were made by Emma Squirrel Taylor (1920-2002), a master Cherokee basket weaver. Taylor was from the Birdtown community of Cherokee, North Carolina and specialized in white oak baskets. This trio of baskets...
    • Basket: white oak, storage

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph is of a white oak storage basket made by Carol Welch, utilizing techniques and patterns usually associated with rivercane. Its pattern is the Chief’s Daughter. Carol Smith Welch was the...
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph is of a rivercane basket by Carol Welch. Dyed with butternut root, a plant that produces a deep brown to black, the basket pattern is called Mountain Peaks. Carol Smith Welch was the daughter...
    • Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph is of a rivercane basket by Carol Welch. Dyed with butternut root, a plant that produces a deep brown to black, the basket pattern is Mountain Peaks. Carol Smith Welch was the daughter of Helen...
    • Basket: white oak, wall

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph, taken by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, is of a white oak ribbed basket made by Julia Taylor in 1970. This type basket is known as a wall basket; flat on one side, it hangs against a wall. Woven in white oak, the...
    • Mask: wood

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph is of a wildcat mask made by Cherokee mask maker, Allen Long (1917-1983). The mask was carved from buckeye and finished with fur. Long was born and raised in the Big Cove community of Cherokee,...
    • Basket: rivercane, shopper

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This shopping basket, a double weave rivercane basket with a white oak handle, was made by accomplished Cherokee basket weaver, Eva Queen Wolfe (1922-2004) and photographed by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board in 1968. The 18" high basket is made...
    • Mask: hornet's nest

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph is of a booger mask made by Cherokee mask maker, Allen Long (1917-1983). The mask was made from a hornet’s nest. Long was born and raised in the Big Cove community in Cherokee, North Carolina. When...
    • Mask: wood

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph is of a buffalo mask carved from buckeye wood by Cherokee mask maker, Allen Long (1917-1983). Long was born and raised in the Big Cove community in Cherokee, North Carolina. When he was 12 years old,...
    • Basket: white oak, burden

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This rivercane burden basket was made in 1982 by Cherokee basket weaver Agnes Welch and photographed at a later date by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, a division of the United States Department of Interior. The basket was dyed using blood root...
    • Qualla Boundary: Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual

    • Craft shops -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated postcard shows a photograph of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc., an artisan cooperative established in 1946. Such postcards and photographs were distributed to promote the sales of craft items as more tourists came to the western...
    • Eva Wolfe

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basketwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Basket maker Eva Wolfe is shown in this undated photograph with an rivercane purse basket in her lap. She sits surrounded by other rivercane baskets, three of them made in the complex double weave style. One basket is tagged with a First Place...
    • Copper: serving set

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph, by an unknown photographer, depicts a copper serving set believed to be made by Arch Miller. Its design is traditional early American, rather than Native American, although Miller often worked in small Indian motifs, like...
    • Copper: candlesticks

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph, by an unknown photographer, depicts two candlesticks believed to be made by Arch Miller. They are identical, except for their material; one is made from copper, the other from sheet steel. Arch Miller belonged to the...
    • Copper: ash trays

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph, by an unknown photographer, depicts two small ash trays that are believed to have been made by Arch Miller. To make items like these, sheet copper is cut and then hammered into shape, leaving the texture of the hammer...

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