April’s Collection Item of the Month

Florence Robinson

Coushatta Basket

1977

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.