Cherokee River Cane Basketry Class

We are saddened to hear of the death of Emma Garrett Jackson (1933-2015) and offer sincere condolences to those who love her.

Enjoy highlights of a rarely taught river cane basketry class by Emma Garrett Jackson at the 2014 Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Retreat, Oregon.

 

Watch as a class learns the secrets to weaving with this beautiful, durable basket material used by the Cherokee nation as long ago as 600 A.D. The shape and patterns appear deceptively simple, but the techniques require special care and attention.