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Blue Cherokee Double-wall Basket

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Price: $55.00

J. David Cooper, Cherokee Artist

After forced removal from its traditional homelands on the Trail of Tears in 1838, The Cherokee Nation was reorganized in the Northeastern part of what is present-day Oklahoma. In their new home, the Cherokee found that their traditional basket weaving materials, such as white oak splints and river cane, weren't as abundantly found. They began to use plants native to Oklahoma like the weaker buck-brush and honey suckle vine. due to having to use weaker materials, Cherokee weavers made a second wall that was woven down the outside of the first wall of the basket. This made the basket tighter and much stronger, giving it the name Cherokee Double-wall Basket.

5" high | 6" wide