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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 531

2 Native American Cherokee Rivercane Baskets, incl. Edmond Youngblood, 1984

Estimate: $350 - $450
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1st item: Cherokee Native American rivercane basket, wastebasket form attributed to Edmond Youngblood (1922-1995) having walnut and bloodroot-dyed weavers woven in a diamond pattern with wide banded rim. Pencil inscriptions on rim and base, "80--". Includes old paper label with handwritten attribution and date, "River Cane basket / Black walnut & bloodroot dyes / By Edmond Youngblood / 1984". 14" H x approx. 10 1/2" dia. Note: Edmond Youngblood was one of four sons born to Suaghee and Lizzie Stamper Youngblood, the latter of which, a prominent weaver, taught him basket weaving during his childhood in the Wolf Town community on the Qualla Boundary. He became one of the few men to practice the trade, though, due to this stigma, submitted baskets in the name of his mother for a portion of his career. (source: "Lizze Stamper Youngbird (1903-1967) and Edmond Youngbird (1922-1995)" from CHEROKEE BASKETRY: FROM THE HANDS OF OUR ELDERS by M. Anna Fariello, published by the History Press, Charleston, SC, 2009, p. 144-148) 2nd item: Cherokee Native American rivercane basket, Shopping or market basket form having walnut, bloodroot, and berry dyed weavers woven in the Chief's Daughter pattern with hinged wooden handle. 8 3/8" H x 10" W x 7 3/8" D. 20th century.


1st item: Minute scattered wear to weavers, including two small breaks and one loss measuring 1/8" x 1 1/4". 2nd item: Minute scattered wear to weavers and minor splintering to handle.

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Private Hawkins County, Tennessee collection.