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Single walled twill plaited rivercane basket / Cindy Hale

Essay/Description

A single walled woven rivercane tray with a round braided rim and a square base. The pattern of the weave is consistent throughout -- over three, under three. The splints vary somewhat in size and are undyed.

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).

Curatorial Remarks

Tags: rivercane, basket
People: Choctaw
Places: Southeast, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana
Purpose: domestic use, commercial use

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

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Title(s): 
Single walled twill plaited rivercane basket
Creator(s): 
Cindy Hale;
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Choctaw
Date: 
early 20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
Oklahoma, United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
rivercane
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
96.45
Previous Number(s): 
TL1998.5; TL1998.5
Department: 
Not On View

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