From: United States of America | North Carolina
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Culture||Cherokee | Big Cove Band|
|Provenience||United States of America | North Carolina|
|Culture Area||Southeast Culture Area|
|Materials||Shell | Fur | Skin|
Each consists of 5 box tortoise shells and 4 deer hoofs attached to a roughly square piece of woodchuck skin. "Worn by woman in social and ceremonial dances, coming in at certain stages of the dance. A cluster is tied below knee to each leg. Typical of all the Southeastern tribes. Extraordinary set, with deer hoof rattles unusual among modern specimens, as of "ancient Cherokee type."
|Credit Line||Cherokee Expedition; Frank G. Speck and John G. Witthoft, 1946|
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