Emma & The Cherokee

by Edgar Baird January. 15, 2010 4705 views

Emma & The Cherokee. I imagine you're curious as to how todays title came about, eh? Really it's little more than the combination of two items that rank rather high on my list of possessions. One is a scarf that was knitted by my friend Emma, the other a very colorful basket, hand woven by an old Cherokee elder in North Carolina.

I was passing through Cherokee a few years back and spotted an elderly woman weaving baskets. It was magic to watch her old weathered fingers dance with the wood strips to create these works of art. I was so struck by the beauty of her work that I had to bring a piece home.

The scarf came about because of my interest in knitting. I've never tried to knit (mostly because I'm not allowed dangerous objects) but become mesmerized watching someone perform the beautiful repetitions that form such soft and wonderful couture. Emma, knowing my fascination with knitting and my love of a warm scarf, gifted me with this one just before I took photo one for project 365.

Today I put the two items together simply because I wanted to show off the creative abilities of a stranger, and a friend.

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Lynda 11 years, 6 months ago

Nice composition and story. I knit and it's very relaxing and satisfying to create something.

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Liz M 11 years, 6 months ago

I like this little story and the photo!

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Ricardo 11 years, 6 months ago

hmm!! :)
Nice!! ;)
and the story is also! :)

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Lynn 11 years, 6 months ago

This an awesome image with out your words, but once the story is told it really makes this image very special and can see why it is so near and dear to you... Thank you for sharing... Both are wonderful pieces of art and inspiration.

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Brenda Mallard 11 years, 6 months ago

Both awesomely beautiful.

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Kardsharp 11 years, 6 months ago

Very good for the soul.

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Sgabriele 11 years, 6 months ago

Very touching. Two cherished items I'm sure.

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