Spotlight Series: Rivercane Resurgence
Date(s) - July 22, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Asheville Art Museum
175 Biltmore Avenue
Cherokee basketmakers have longstanding relationships to rivercane—a tall, stalky cousin of bamboo. The Museum’s Collection includes baskets composed of rivercane, white oak, honeysuckle and plant-based dyes such as butternut, yellow root and walnut. This installation from the Museum’s Collection explores baskets and other materials, as well as recent initiatives to spread traditional basketry knowledge and to reestablish rivercane stands in Cherokee lands.
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