This photograph, probably taken in the 1890s or early 1900s, shows Arizona Swayney, a Cherokee student at Hampton Institute, making a basket. To the right of the photograph are several finished rivercane baskets. Swayney attended Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, a school founded in 1868 to educate African American freedmen. In 1877, the school began a program for American Indians, and over 1, 300 Indian students from 65 tribes attended in the following 50 years. Arizona ...

I saw some of these at First Monday the other day - cheap. I almost bought some. Why didn't I?! via MAKIE: WOMENS

Woven Baskets Natural Color

market basket made by artisans in Ghana...had to buy one!

antique basket with flowers and fruit

Antique French laundry basket

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