Grouping of six (6) contemporary woven oak baskets, including two Prater Family baskets. 1st item: Coker Creek Crafts buttocks basket with plain woven band and makers name stamped to interior base. 2nd item: Ralph Chesney buttocks basket with pattern woven band and alternating dyed weavers on body, creating an overall longitudinal stripe pattern. Signed and dated twice on interior, "Ralph Chesney 12-7-86" in ink. Basket supplemented with a photo of maker holding the piece. 3rd item: Judy and Virgil Davis basket of cat-head and twill design, with dyed alternating weaver. Marked "JVD 89" on base in ink. 4th-5th items: one signed Prater family basket, one attributed. Includes rectangular buttocks form basket by Jerrell Young, with plain woven band and signed in ink on inner handle, and one buttocks basket with pattern woven handle and band, unsigned, attributed to Prater family. 6th item: Buttocks basket with unknown maker, with plain woven band. All items range from 5 1/4" H x 4 3/4" W x 5" D to 12" H x 13" W x 9 1/4" D. Most items late 20th century. CONDITION: All items overall very good condition. 4th-5th items: Two areas of minor weaver loss at edges near handles, 3/4" L on rectangular basket and 1/2" L on buttocks basket.
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