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Cherokee Sifting Basket

Date Made:
DATE MADE: 1875-1900 c. EARLY: 1875 LATE: 1900
Medium:
reed
Dimensions:
LOA 14; WOA 14; HOA 4
Accession Number:
2497.2
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Basket with woven split reed. Some black reeds made a chevet design around the top and a cross through the center.
History:
Sarah Hill came to look at our Cherokee baskets when she was writing her book, Weaving New Worlds (published in 1997). There is a not on the accession card that she determined this “sifting basket” to be early 20th century.