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Buckbrush Cherokee basket / Ella Mae Blackbear

Curatorial Remarks

This is not a traditional style of basket because it has handles and a lid.

Tags: basket, woven, wood, lid
People: Cherokee, Ella Mae Blackbear
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use, commercial sale

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Buckbrush Cherokee basket
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Native American; Cherokee (artist and user)
mid-20th century - late 20th century
buckbrush, natural dye
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nancy Patton
Accession No: 
Previous Number(s): 
TL2000.4.1; TL 2000.4.1; 71.758
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