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Leg Band

Object Number:70-9-214A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Birdtown Band
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Shell
Fiber
Length: 34 cm
Width: 26 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Used by women in ceremonial dances. Five turtle shells tied together with leather throngs and attached to a padded cloth base. The cloth is strapped to the legs. Obtained from Epps Welsh.

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