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De Loach, Franklyn

DeLoach with his baskets in various stages of completion
DeLoach with his baskets in various stages of completion

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Split-oak basketmaker from Varnville, SC (Hampton County). Interview conducted by Michael Chiarappa.

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bullet icon Learning to make baskets (00:34)

How the tradition of basketmaking was passed down in his family

bullet icon Basket use (00:36)

How the baskets were used according to their sizes

bullet icon Building baskets (01:06)

The process of putting baskets together, from the bottom on up.

bullet icon Making the wood splits (00:54)

Details on getting the wood to make split-oak baskets

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