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Double walled twill plaited basket / Unknown

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Small utility basket of split cane. Herringbone patterns. Potentially Choctaw.

Southeastern basketry is characterized by bright, bold colors and designs. Baskets from the different tribes of the region are often similar, which suggests some uniformity of styles throughout the region. The region, however, can be divided into two distinct styles: the Southeast Periphery, which borders the region and was more influenced by other regions, including the Plains, and the Southeast Heartland. Twill plaiting and plain plaiting are the most common methods to weaving used throughout the Southeast, though other methods, including coiling are also used (Turnbaugh and Turnbaugh 1986, 98-109).

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Title(s): 
Double walled twill plaited basket
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; possibly Natchez or Choctaw
Date: 
19th century - 20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Southeast, Saint Francis River Basin, Mississippi, United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
river cane
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
71.519
Previous Number(s): 
7126.519
Department: 
On View

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