Cherokee Basketry

Cherokee Basketry

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A tradition that dates back almost ten thousand years, basketry is an integral aspect of Cherokee culture. In the mountains of Western North Carolina, stunning baskets are still made from rivercane, white oak and honeysuckle and dyed with roots and bark. Cherokee Basketry describes the crafta€™s forms, functions and methods and records the traditiona€™s celebrated makers. This complex arta€”passed down from mothers to daughtersa€”is a thread that bonds modern Native Americans to ancestors and traditional ways of life. Anna Fariello, associate professor at Western Carolina University, reveals that baskets hold much more than food and clothing. Woven with the stories of those who produce and use them, these masterpieces remain a powerful testament to creativity and imagination.awards from showing her baskets at the annual Cherokee Indian Fair. Stephen ... In spite of these accolades, Bradley expressed doubt that the skill of basket weaving would continue to be passed on. ... She recalled, a€œI dona#39;t remember how much money my mother received for any of my baskets, but it wasna#39;t very much.a€ Stillanbsp;...

Title:Cherokee Basketry
Author:M. Anna Fariello
Publisher:The History Press - 2009


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