White Oak and Maple Market Basket with butternut dye
Lucille Lossiah (1957- ) was born in Cherokee, NC. She learned basket making from her mother, Mary Jane Lossiah, and her grandmother, Betty Long Lossiah. Her sister Ramona Lossiah is also a basket maker. Lucille says that her mother always stressed the importance of preserving their heritage. Today, she is passing on her basket making heritage to her nieces and to her students at Cherokee High School.