This tiny basket is a wonderful example of a double walled Cherokee honeysuckle basket. There is a light natural dyed banding around the upper portion.
The weaving of a Cherokee basket begins with gathering and preparing materials, a process that sometimes takes longer than the actual basket construction. Every fall basket making materials are gathered. Given its pliable nature, honeysuckle vines must be woven over a rigid framework to give shape to a basket. The Cherokee traditionally weave honeysuckle over white oak ribs. Basket weavers must collect and prepare both the honeysuckle vine and white oak in preparation for making a honeysuckle basket.
Provenance: Purchased in 1977 in Talequah, Oklahoma by a family member