SHOW & TELL FRIDAY – CHOCTAW INDIAN BASKET & DREAMCATCHER

MISS LULA MAE
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
Miss Lula Mae is a Christian lady, that enjoys volunteering at the Choctaw Indian School.
She is a story teller and basket maker. She helps keep the Choctaw Indian culture alive.
Miss Lula Mae and I made this basket at her home.
I enjoyed many days going to Miss Lula Mae home and to her secret place, where she harvest the cane to make baskets. She taught me how and which piece of cane to cut. We returned to her home and stripped the cane, and dyed the cane strips using union dyes. In the old days the Choctaw Indians would use plant materials to dye the cane. We sat out side,( as many people say Indian style, on the ground with your legs folded under each other), and she taught me how to make the baskets. They say the Choctaw Indians will not teach you to make the baskets, unless you are at least 1/4 Choctaw Indian. In the many days spent with Miss Lula Mae she taught me a little of the Choctaw language. I am very lucky for on our farm, the cane is growing that is used to make these baskets! The day spent with Miss Lula Mae are some of the most wonderful days that I will always cherish. For this was a dream that was fulfilled for me.
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
Below is a dreamcatcher that I made from grapevine,beads, and feathers.
Dreamcatcher will protect you and love ones.
The Native Americans believe the air is filled with both good and bad dreams. In the old days, the dream catchers were hung in on a baby’s cradle board and in the lodge, or small round house made of sticks and straw.
According to legend, good dreams pass through the center hole to the sleeping person. The bad dreams are trapped in the web, where they perish in the light of dawn.

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11 thoughts on “SHOW & TELL FRIDAY – CHOCTAW INDIAN BASKET & DREAMCATCHER

  1. What an interesting post Lady Katharine! Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Warmly,
    Tracey
    P.S. Also, thank you for the nice visit and comment to/on my blog! I will email you later regarding your question. I’m a little behind on bloglandia! Thanks again.

  2. I just love your stories about these special ladies in your life!! That basket is wonderful, and the precious time together making it must really bless you when you look at it!

    The dream catcher is really neat, too!
    You seem like such a unique, warm, lady!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!! Thank you for all you share!!
    Becky

  3. Lady Katherine, Totally loved your story today about your basket making with Miss Lula Mae! What an experience! I love the basket too! Stop by my Show & Tell today, I think you’ll love my share., also have a little window shopping for you to go on. The best is that I have a Giveway challenge goin on that I don’t want you to miss out on. Go for it! 😉 ~CC Catherine

  4. What a beautiful basket and I love the dream catcher. I made one for the girls many years ago.
    ~Kelli
    P.s. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

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