We Are Still Here

Type of art: Basketry

SOLD

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

 

Black ash/commercial dyes. Noonday sun/double peace pipe/double chiefs daughter/mountains/unbroken friendship.

Materials: Black ash splints

Size: 10" x 9" x 9"

Price: $2,850
Vivian Garner Cottrell
Cherokee Nation
Vivian is a Cherokee National Treasure (1995) and has won many awards for her traditional, contemporary and miniature baskets. She has continued to weave baskets for 49 years, since her mother, Betty Scraper Garner taught her in 1973 at age 13. She considers herself a generational basket maker. Her grandmother and great grandfather were also weavers but not to the extent of Vivian and Vivian's mother. Vivian was noted as a Standard Bearer in the Native American Art magazine's Santa Fe Indian Market and The Heard Museum's Indian Art Market and Fair (Phoenix, AZ) Guides. Vivian proudly represents the Cherokee Nation as a cultural ambassador during Cherokee Days at the National Museum of the Native American and everywhere she goes. She educates and demonstrates Cherokee basket weaving to the public and teaches basket weaving to Cherokee citizens residing in the Cherokee reservation. Vivian attends local, regional and national Indian art markets and shows.
Vivian is a Cherokee National Treasure (1995) and has won many awards for her traditional, contemporary and miniature baskets. She has continued to weave baskets for 49 years, since her mother, Betty Scraper Garner taught her in 1973 at age 13. She considers herself a generational basket maker. Her grandmother and great grandfather were also weavers but not to the extent of Vivian and Vivian's mother. Vivian was noted as a Standard Bearer in the Native American Art magazine's Santa Fe Indian Market and The Heard Museum's Indian Art Market and Fair (Phoenix, AZ) Guides. Vivian proudly represents the Cherokee Nation as a cultural ambassador during Cherokee Days at the National Museum of the Native American and everywhere she goes. She educates and demonstrates Cherokee basket weaving to the public and teaches basket weaving to Cherokee citizens residing in the Cherokee reservation. Vivian attends local, regional and national Indian art markets and shows.
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