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Plain plaited basket / Unknown

Essay/Description

Utilitarian split dogwood shoot used for sifting. No decoration.

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). This is a reference image scanned from an older transparency.

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Title(s): 
Plain plaited basket
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Muscogee (Creek)
Date: 
late 19th - early 20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Oklahoma, United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
dogwood
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
71.521
Department: 
On View

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