Crafting Baskets Out Of Split White Oak | History Of SC Slide Collection

A traditional skill of the mountain and Piedmont areas is the crafting of baskets out of carefully split white oak. Here, Franklin Deloach shows the first stage in the making of a white oak basket. His family made baskets during the summer months, after the crop was planted, while waiting for harvest time.

Courtesy of Mildred B. Rivers.

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