Chair with corn husk seat woven by Johnnie Ree Jackson

Created by
Jackson, Johnnie Ree, American, born 1904
Date
1980s
Medium
wood , husk
Dimensions
H x W x D: 33 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 16 in. (85.1 x 44.5 x 40.6 cm)
Description
A ladder back chair with a husk bottom refurbished by Johnnie Ree Jackson. The chair back has three wood slats between two wood uprights. Corn husk is woven across the seat frame to create seat. The seat is supported by four legs connected with an upper and lower slat on each side.
Place made
Talbot County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Type
chairs
Topic
American South
Craftsmanship
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Michael McManus
Object number
2011.143.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd598e5c5cc-95d3-4570-8df0-19ea0ac3fcf1
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