Baskets, Cultural Objects
Clovis Boyd Key Basket
PeopleMaker/Creator: Clovis Boyd
PlacesWills Ridge (Alum Ridge District)
- Diameter (ear-to-ear): 10 inches
- Depth: 8 inches
- Height of weaving: 8 inches
- Height with handle: 13 inches
White oak rib basket woven with flat side designed to hang on wall; Appalachian style ears; semicircular hand-carved oak rim and handle fastened with copper nails
Keywordsrib basket, wall basket, key basket
Clovis Dexter Boyd (1912-1988) married Roxie May Gallimore in 1935. He was the son of Dillard Monroe Boyd and Ethel Della “Katie” Kenley Boyd.
Dillard Boyd (1884- 1971) was a farmer and basket maker. He taught a teen-aged Clovis how to select white oak saplings and weave them into rib baskets.
Clovis Boyd was invited to demonstrate his basket making at the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville Tennessee. Before heading to Tennessee, he wove fifty baskets to sell during the week.