Gilcrease Museum is temporarily closed for construction.

Get the Full Story

Coiled long leaf pine needle basket with fitted lid / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

Possibly a Seminole basket. This is a long leaf pine needle basket influenced from the Gullah people of West Africa. Many of the Gullah escaped enslavement from the sea islands of Georgia to Florida. Some Gullah people became known as black Seminoles. The Gullah language was once spoken in Oklahoma.

Tags: long leaf, pine needle, coiled basket, fitted lid, raffia
People: Seminole
Places: Central Oklahoma, Southeast
Purpose: commercial sale

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

You may be interested in...

Title(s): 
Coiled long leaf pine needle basket with fitted lid
Creator(s): 
Unknown;
Nancy Patton
Culture: 
Native American; Seminole
Date: 
early 20th century - mid-20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
pine needle, raffia
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mary Nancy Patton
Accession No: 
71.773a-b
Department: 
Not On View

Our Online Collections site is a work in progress. If you have information about this item that may be of assistance, please contact us.