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Chinaberry Basket

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The day that Leslie and I went antique shopping in NE Alabama, we stopped in Ashville.  In the downtown square was a shop called Sante Fe South with a nice selection of pottery and baskets:

Pottery, Baskets at Santa Fe South

...but when I saw this basket studded with chinaberries (chinaberries! never seen a basket woven to include those), it had to come home with me:
Chinaberry Basket By Marilyn Huey

It was made by Marilyn Huey, a Cherokee woman who demonstrates her art at festivals.  So beautiful:
Chinaberry Basket By Marilyn Huey

Chinaberry Basket By Marilyn Huey

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