Large Native American Cherokee single weave rivercane storage basket, attributed to Lottie Queen Stamper (1907-1987). Tall tapering form with square base, woven in the Chief's Daughters or Star on the Mountain pattern, with walnut-dyed weavers. 16 1/2" H x approx. 15" dia. 20th century. Note: While the maker of this basket is unknown, it is identical to known examples by the master weaver Lottie Queen Stamper. She learned basket-making from her husband's family and began teaching basket-making in 1937 at the Cherokee School. For a nearly identical example see: https://www.wcu.edu/library/digitalcollections/cherokeetraditions/ArtsAndCrafts/pattern-index/pattern_chiefsdaughter_staronthemountain.html
A couple of areas of loss to weavers around the upper section, otherwise overall very good condition. Base fitted with cross-stretchers to reinforce the base, in the making.