Emma Garrett - Traditional Cherokee storage basket made from River Cane. "Basket-weaving is one of the oldest known Native American crafts--there are ancient Indian baskets from the Southwest that have been identified by archaeologists as nearly 8000 year
LINCOLN SEITZMAN -- “Petrified Cherokee Basket” 1999 12” x 10” [Ivorywood, Bloodwood, Ipe, Ink -- $8000]. This is not a basket, but an "illusion in wood". Seizman, now retired, used basketry as inspiration for his pieced and turned objects. They are notable, first, for high-level problem-solving; second, for his respect for the craft skills of other, often anonymous makers; and, third, for his finely honed understanding of fiber art.