How to Weave the Cherokee Pattern Chief’s Daughter

Gilcrease Museum

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Learn how to weave the Cherokee pattern Chief’s Daughter from items found around your home! This video tutorial will show you how to weave a flat mat using the traditional Cherokee pattern called Chief’s Daughter.Cherokee people use materials gathered from nature to make flat reed to weave into mats and baskets. Common materials used are white oak and river cane. Cherokees gather these materials and scrap them down into flat pieces that are then dyed and woven together. The pattern we are weaving today is called Chief’s Daughter and is made up of diamonds.

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