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Release Date: April 24, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation Capitol will host a finger weaving arts and crafts class 1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at 411 W. Ninth St. in Tishomingo. The class will be taught by Kellie Reynolds.

The event is open to the public at no charge. Class size is limited and registration is required.

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.

For more information or to register, contact the Chickasaw Nation Capitol at 580-371-9835.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016