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INTRODUCTION

The Cherokee double wall basket is a wicker plaited basket. The design was created by the Oklahoma (Western) Cherokees when they were removed from North Carolina to Oklahoma. The traditional basket is woven of honeysuckle or buckbrush. For a contemporary look, many weavers use round reed for their baskets.

Colored reeds can be used to create patterns of color within various parts of the basket and to enhance the contrast between the various parts of the basket.

The use of different weaving techniques can change the texture of the weave of the basket. While there are numerous weaving patterns that could be used, only four basic patterns are included in this book: single rod, double rod, twining, and open work.


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