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Object Number:46-6-59
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Materials:White Oak Splints
Japanese Honeysuckle Roots
Height: 4.5 cm
Outside Diameter:9.8 cm
Credit Line:Cherokee Expedition; Frank G. Speck and John G. Witthoft, 1946


White oak splints and Japanese honeysuckle roots. Twined weave of roots over oak splints. Round with slightly smaller base. Natural and dyed pink and blue. Analine dyes. "Shows a new technique introduced among the Eastern Cherokee about 1915. The use of runners for basketry shows no greater antiquity among these Cherokee, but is traditional among the Oklahoma Cherokee (use of Buckthorn roots for basketry)."

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