Cherish Parrish

The Next Generation, 2011
Black ash and sweetgrass

Learning black ash basket weaving from her mother Kelly Church, Parrish (Pottawatomi/Ottawa, Match-e-be-nash she-wish Tribe) continues as the sixth generation in this tradition. Woven to suggest the form of a pregnant woman, this basket both figuratively and metaphorically embodies the intergenerational connection of basket weaving, honoring Native women as “carriers of culture” in myriad forms.

Courtesy of Kelly Church.