Sweetgrass baskets

Type:

Still Image

Date:

Mar 1984

Item:

Color slide

Folder:

2

Container:

5

Series:

S1627

General Note/Comment

  • Seventeen color slides. Garrisons with examples of her sweetgrass baskets in front of the museum at the Stephen Foster Center. Traditionally, Seminoles baskets were shallow woven from palmetto fronds. Circa 1930, sweetgrass baskets, inspired perhaps by African American arts, were designed to represent 'authentic' Seminole culture for the tourist trade. Over time, they became traditional.

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