split dyed river cane
Chitimacha polychrome twillwork is among the finest work of its kind. Isolated figures and curvilinear lines are formed by using red and black dyed cane. The design is called "blackbird's eye."
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 19 (illustrated/bw) fig. 11.
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