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Baskets and Basketmakers in Southern Appalachia

Baskets and Basketmakers in Southern Appalachia

John Rice Irwin

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This is perhaps the country’s most authentic and colorful book on American baskets and the interesting people who made them. Although this in-depth people-oriented book is centered on basketry in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and the surrounding area, basketmaking in Europe, New England, Pennsylvania, and other parts of the country is examined as a means of comparing and contrasting forms, materials and designs. Indian baskets, especially Cherokee, are also included.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 603 photos & drawings | Index | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780916838614 | Binding: soft cover


John Irwin is an educator-historian and one of the area’s leading authorities on the pioneer-frontier culture. He is the founder and director of the nationally-known Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee.