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Release Date: May 02, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will host a finger weaving arts and crafts class 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at Jet Stream Casino, 2001 W. Airline Road. 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.

Class size is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 580-371-9835.

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