WordStage on WNCW: Nancy Basket - The Turtle and the Birds
Nancy Basket helped form the first modern basketry guild in Seattle in 1980, moved to SC ten years later. She makes pine needle and kudzu baskets large and miniature, lamp shades, paper designs kudzu cloth and large 8′ sculptures depicting Cherokee stories. In 2005 she received the prestigious SC Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage award. Her work has received raving national reviews. She is a popular feature at powwows and Earthskills events.
The Turtle and the Birds is a popular ancient tale from the indigenous people of the American Southwest.