Loris Langley - Coushatta Pine Needle Basket with Pine Cones

$230.00
Fabulous authentic Coushatta Pine needle basket with pine cones by noted basket maker, Loris Langley. The basket has a perfectly fitted lid and is in great condition. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Department of the Interior Indian Craft Shop, where is was initially purchased in 1997.

Details:
Artist: Loris Langley
Size: 8 3/4" high x 10 3/4" Diameter
Materials: Wire Grass & Pine Cones
Condition: Pre-Owned Great condition


ABOUT THE ARTIST AND BASKET:
The Langley family are noted basket makers from the Coushatta Indian Tribe in Allen Parish in southwest Louisiana. When she was a girl growing up in the 1950s on the Coushatta Reservation in southwestern Louisiana, Darlene Robinson used to watch her mother, Loris Langley, making baskets. Loris was an accomplished crafter who helped support her family by selling the traditional baskets she would make from pine needles and raffia. Her children would sort the long leaf needles, put them in the attic to dry and then clean them for her. Loris would work into the night by the light of a kerosene lantern fashioning the needles into baskets. Darlene would watch her mother, and at the age of twelve, became interested in making baskets herself. Utilizing Louisiana native longleaf pine needles, they craft tightly bound, classic forms in the tradition of their ancestors. The earliest baskets were used as containers for carrying goods, currency for acquiring food and other necessities.

Baskets have long been central to the Coushatta’s way of life and were traditionally made of river cane, wiregrass, and split white oak. During the mid-twentieth century, however, weavers began using Louisiana long-leaf pine from the Pinus palustris tree as other materials became increasingly scarce. Baskets are made by coiling small bundles of the needles with strands of raffia pulled through a sewing needle. Often decorated with small pinecones or raffia floral designs, creations range from round, often bulbous forms with tightly fitting lids to playful animal shapes known as effigies

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Fabulous authentic Coushatta Pine needle basket with pine cones by noted basket maker, Loris Langley. The basket has a perfectly fitted lid and is in great condition. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Department of the Interior Indian Craft Shop, where is was initially purchased in 1997.

Details:
Artist: Loris Langley
Size: 8 3/4" high x 10 3/4" Diameter
Materials: Wire Grass & Pine Cones
Condition: Pre-Owned Great condition


ABOUT THE ARTIST AND BASKET:
The Langley family are noted basket makers from the Coushatta Indian Tribe in Allen Parish in southwest Louisiana. When she was a girl growing up in the 1950s on the Coushatta Reservation in southwestern Louisiana, Darlene Robinson used to watch her mother, Loris Langley, making baskets. Loris was an accomplished crafter who helped support her family by selling the traditional baskets she would make from pine needles and raffia. Her children would sort the long leaf needles, put them in the attic to dry and then clean them for her. Loris would work into the night by the light of a kerosene lantern fashioning the needles into baskets. Darlene would watch her mother, and at the age of twelve, became interested in making baskets herself. Utilizing Louisiana native longleaf pine needles, they craft tightly bound, classic forms in the tradition of their ancestors. The earliest baskets were used as containers for carrying goods, currency for acquiring food and other necessities.

Baskets have long been central to the Coushatta’s way of life and were traditionally made of river cane, wiregrass, and split white oak. During the mid-twentieth century, however, weavers began using Louisiana long-leaf pine from the Pinus palustris tree as other materials became increasingly scarce. Baskets are made by coiling small bundles of the needles with strands of raffia pulled through a sewing needle. Often decorated with small pinecones or raffia floral designs, creations range from round, often bulbous forms with tightly fitting lids to playful animal shapes known as effigies

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