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    •  Emma Taylor

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Emma Squirrel Taylor (1920-2002) was a master Cherokee basket weaver whose specialty was white oak baskets. After learning how to make a basket in 1927, she produced them for more than half a century. Her work earned her recognition well beyond...
    • 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...
    •  Emma Taylor

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Emma Squirrel Taylor (1920-2002) was a master Cherokee basket weaver whose specialty was white oak baskets. After learning how to make a basket in 1927, she produced them for more than half a century. Her work earned her recognition well beyond...
    •  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...
    •  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...
    •  Emma Taylor

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Emma Squirrel Taylor (1920-2002) was a master Cherokee basket weaver whose specialty was white oak baskets. After learning how to make a basket in 1927, she produced them for more than half a century. Her work earned her recognition well beyond...
    •  Emma Taylor

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Emma Squirrel Taylor (1920-2002) was a master Cherokee basket weaver whose specialty was white oak baskets. After learning how to make a basket in 1927, she produced them for more than half a century. Her work earned her recognition well beyond...
    •  Emma Taylor

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Emma Squirrel Taylor (1920-2002) was a master Cherokee basket weaver whose specialty was white oak baskets. After learning how to make a basket in 1927, she produced them for more than half a century. Her work earned her recognition well beyond...
    •  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...
    •  Agnes Welch

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph of Cherokee basket weaver Agnes Welch shows her preparing white oak splits to use in weaving a basket. Agnes Lossie Welch (1925-1997) was known for making white oak baskets. Unlike most Cherokee basket weavers, she did not...

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