Cherokee Her­itage Cen­ter

Native American Art - - NATIVE BASKETRY -

Stand­ing more than 8 feet tall and with a base of 45 inches, what is con­sid­ered to be the world’s tallest Cherokee bas­ket is dis­played at the Cherokee Her­itage Cen­ter in Park Hill, Ok­la­homa. The dis­tinc­tive Cherokee bas­ket was wo­ven over a four-month pe­riod by Cherokee Na­tional Trea­sure Rachel Dew and Don­nay Leach in 2012. Us­ing an over two, un­der two weav­ing method with smoked reed and com­mer­cial dyes, the bas­ket is ringed with three dis­tinct Cherokee cul­tural de­signs. The bot­tom de­sign is called the “Dou­ble Chief’s Daugh­ter”; the mid­dle de­sign is a com­bi­na­tion of de­signs us­ing the moun­tains, crosses and clover de­sign; and the top de­sign is the “bird’s-eye view of light­ning.”

21192 S. Keeler Drive » Park Hill, OK 74451 (918) 456-6007 » www.chero­kee­heritage.org

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