April’s Collection Item of the Month
Pine needles and rafia
Collection of LASM
By coiling pine needles and wrapping them with raffia, Coushatta artisans have created a unique style that is easily identifiable. Their coiled pine baskets celebrate the natural gold, beige, and brown tones of their materials, simply adorned with a few small decorative flourishes in an additional color. As well as making simple container or vessel forms, the Coushatta are well known for effigy baskets that take on a wide array of animal forms.