Chickasaw Nation highlights artistic works of weaver Tyra Shackleford

SULPHUR, Okla.-Tyra Shackleford has prepared a selection of her award-winning, hand-woven textiles to show to the public at the ARTesian Gallery & Studios, in Sulphur, Okla.

Shackleford specializes in three pre-European weaving techniques: finger weaving, twining and sprang.

The name of the technique tells the story for finger weaving and twining.

Finger weaving is a versatile technique which uses only fingers and leaves out the loom. Usual finger-woven items include belts, sashes and straps. Patterns like the simple diagonal weave, chevrons, lightning bolts and diamonds are all achieved with...

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