Cherokee Woven Basket
Traditionally basketweaving was a woman’s craft. Baskets often had fancy designs, and were double woven using river cane for strength. Designs were handed down from mother to daughter. Some baskets were painted as well as dyed. The Cherokee created paints from berry juice, nuts, and roots. Although their baskets added color and gaiety to the appearance of their homes, they were also useful. Baskets were used for just about everything – to gather the crops, to store food, to store belongings,and to haul goods.
Included in exhibit, “Cherokee Baskets: Woven Culture” at GA Museum of Art UGA and published in Catalog of the same name plate 6.