Chickasaw Nation highlights artistic works of weaver Tyra Shackleford
Last updated 7/17/2018 at 9:57am
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 achiev...