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Release Date: May 07, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will host a finger weaving class 1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at the Council House Museum, 209 N. Fisher. All skill levels are welcome to attend the class, which is open to the public at no charge.

Finger weaving is an art form used mostly to create belts, sashes straps and other similar items without using a loom. It was common in much of eastern North America, where it was first accomplished using spun buffalo hair, rabbit hair, as well as mulberry bark and dogbane.

In addition to the simple diagonal weave, other common patterns include those depicting chevrons, lightning bolts, arrowheads and diamonds. These are all achieved with slight changes to the weaving process.

Seating is limited to 15 people ages 15 and up and registration is required. All supplies will be provided. For more information or to register, call 580-371-3351.

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