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Object Number:
70-9-795
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cherokee
Eastern Band
Provenience:
North Carolina
Cherokee
Culture Area:
Southeast
Section:
American
Materials:
Rivercane
Dye
Technique:
Basketry
Description:
Double-Woven technique basket square on bottom and round at top with criss-crossing black and re-brown designs against natural cane colored background. Cane is rivercane (arundinaria tecta or arundinaria macrosperma); colors obtained from black walnut (juglansnigra) for black and bloodroot (sanguinaria canadonsis) for red-brown. Attached tag in Pennypack's handwriting reads: "Double woven basket made by woman who, with only two others, understands art of double weaving. Cherokee, N.C.".

Condition: Good. To registrars for freezing 3/91.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker

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