Marion Bowers making a palmetto basket

Type:

Still Image

Date:

1982

Item:

Photographic slides

Container:

v. 19

Series:

S1577

Item ID:

S83-1215 - S83-1375

General Note/Comment

  • 171 color slides. These images document the process of making a traditional Seminole palmetto basket. The images start with bower gathering palm fronds, and concludes with the finished basket. The images were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.

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