Hand Woven Appalachian Market Basket by Billie Ruth Sudduth

Billie Ruth Sudduth


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Billie Ruth Sudduth

Basketry is actually my second career. I spent almost twenty years as a school psychologist. It is appropriate that my baskets become mathematically based, having spent my earlier career with testing, measurements, statistics, and math.

Material: Natural Materials


From the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, a beautiful handwoven market basket to hold just about anything you choose to put inside. It also looks pretty good empty as well. The wrapped, reinforced handle is split oak and the stain is a concoction of walnut hulls and linseed oil. Each basket is signed, dated, and numbered. While many of Billie Ruth Sudduth’s baskets are in major museum collections, this basket would be a great addition to any home.  In 1997 she was named a North Carolina Living Treasure, the states highest honor in the field of crafts.

Learn about the mathematical component of her baskets here.

  • 15.5″long x 11″wide x 10″high
  • All-natural dyes including henna, madder, iron oxide and crushed walnut hulls
  • Expect differences in color due to the natural dyes
  • Made in NC

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