University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 46-6-55
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cherokee
Birdtown Band
Provenience: North Carolina
Qualla reservation
Culture Area: Southeast
Section:American
Materials:White Oak Splints
Pigment
Technique:Basketry
Credit Line:Cherokee Expedition; Frank G. Speck and John G. Witthoft, 1946

Description

Oak splint. Purple and natural colors. Blue synthetic dye (?). Low rectangular shaped. Twill weave forming purple crosses on outside. "For winnowing cracked corn. Also used in basket game with six small wooden dice." Birdtown Band of Qualla Reserve


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