Cherokee Handicrafts and Keeping it Fun

CHcrafts4The Qualla Arts and Crafts Cooperative is the largest and oldest preserver of traditional Cherokee handicrafts. Here I bought the Cherokee vase which sits on my desk.

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index2But it was deep in the Snowbird, just outside of Robbinsville at Hunting Boy Wood Carving that I acquired a Billy Welch turtle. BTW, I collect wooden turtles from all the indigenous people groups of the Americas. And as my husband says, only I could go to the Snowbird to research a book on the Cherokee and meet America’s top moonshiner, Jim Tom, from the Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners.

Not only do I write adventure, I live the adventure.

But that’s a story for another day.

Here’s a wooden bear similar to Billy Welch’s wood-carving at Hunting Boy. Next time I go, I intend to add this little guy—the bear, not Billy or Jim Tom—to my collection.CHcrafts5

Other great Cherokee handicrafts—CHcrafts3

 

 

An oldie but goody place to start educating yourself on Arts and Crafts of the Cherokee—CHcrafts2

 

 

 

For more behind-the-scenes photos from Beyond the Cherokee Trail, visit https://www.pinterest.com/lisacoxcarter/beyond-the-cherokee-trail/.CHcrafts

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