Seminole basket makers at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Date: May 1984

Source: S1577 , Container v. 25 , S85-543 - S85-546

Type: Still Image

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  • Four color slides. Making Seminole baskets. 543-544: Ethel Santiago and Margaret Cypress; 545: Santiago; 546: Cypress. Traditionally, Seminoles baskets were shallow woven from palmetto fronds. Circa 1930, sweetgrass baskets, inspired perhaps by African American arts, were designed to represent 'authentic' Seminole culture for the tourist trade. Over time, they became traditional.

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