University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 58-6-3
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: North Carolina
Big Cove
Qualla reservation
Culture Area: Greater Southeast
Date Made: c. 1957
Early Date: 1956
Late Date: 1958
Materials:White Oak
Walnut Bark Dye
Blood Root Dye
Credit Line:Purchased from Paul Kutsche, 1958


White oak splint. Square base, restricted neck, circular rim. Over one, under one plating (checkerwork). Narrow orange wefts; wide uncolored alternating with wide brown warps. Contrasting neck band and band next to base have two wide brown, one wide orange, and six narrow brown wefts. (Natural warps almost invisible in these bands.) Reinforcing splint on either side of neck opening, lashed on with narrow orange-brown strip. Only brown and white elements used in base. Brown dye, walnut bark; (red)-orange, blood root.

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