Photo, Print, Drawing Lucreaty Clark Weaving a White Oak Basket.
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- Lucreaty Clark Weaving a White Oak Basket.
- Lucreaty J. Clark was born in 1904 in Lamont, Florida. She continued the craft of making white oak baskets, which she learned from her mother and father. Her parents originally made these sturdy baskets for use on the plantation where they lived and worked in north Florida, an area where white oaks are plentiful. The baskets were used to hold cotton and carry vegetables. Before making baskets, Clark would select a tree of the right size and, once cut down, would split the logs into thin strips or "splits." White oak splits are naturally pliable and do not require soaking to make them softer, as do other woods. Clark would weave a basket from the bottom up, without a formal plan or measurements, finishing with the rim. Clark died in 1986, but the family tradition of white oak basket making was carried on by her grandson, Alphonso Jennings. This image from the Florida Folklife Archive records this unique folk art form of the southeastern United States.
- Bulger, Peggy A. Associated Name.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1980.
- - United States of America--Florida--Lamont
- - 1980
- - African American women
- - Basket makers
- - Basket making
- - Clark, Lucreaty J., 1904-1986
- - Hand weaving
- - Handicraft
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 photoprint : black and white ; 3.5 x 5 inches.
- - Original resource at: State Library and Archives of Florida.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Florida Folklife Collection
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Chicago citation style:
Bulger, Peggy A. Associated Name. Lucreaty Clark Weaving a White Oak Basket. Florida United States of America Lamont, 1980. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669951/.
APA citation style:
Bulger, P. A. A. N. (1980) Lucreaty Clark Weaving a White Oak Basket. Florida United States of America Lamont, 1980. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669951/.
MLA citation style:
Bulger, Peggy A. Associated Name. Lucreaty Clark Weaving a White Oak Basket. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669951/>.