Stirring Paddle


From: United States of America | North Carolina | Cherokee | Soco

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-785
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cherokee | Soco Band
Provenience United States of America | North Carolina | Cherokee | Soco
Culture Area Southeast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Hardwood

Paddle with thick upper portion tapering into a thinner handle on the lower half and flaring out into a thinner, wider portion at the bottom one-fifth; rounded bottom; large hole drilled through the upper portion of the handle on half inch below the top edge. Attached tag in Pennypacker's (?) handwriting reads: "Stirring paddle obtained from Standing Deer, Sooo Band, Cherokee, N.C."

Condition: Good. Lower portion shows many cracks along the grain. Registrar's for freezing 3/91.

Length 51 cm
Width 5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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