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Cooks, Makers, and Painters

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Basket Making

Apprentice Michael Steen watches teacher Alphonso Jennings weave a white oak basket

Historically, baskets have been essential items in households and on farms. Methods and materials for constructing baskets varies widely. Some African-American communities maintain traditions of basket making.

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Camp cook preparing a meal in Wakulla County, 1946

Other makers: quilts, whips, landscapes

                                                                                        Alvin Goodvine holds one of his handmade whips

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