Leg Band


From: United States of America | North Carolina

Curatorial Section: American

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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

Hand and machine sewn stuffed loose weave material rectangular bag. Natural color material with bands of red and blue lines near both small sides. Five medium sized turtle shell rattles in a layer of four topped by the fifth, wired together and attached by leather thongs to a piece of burlap. The burlap has been sewn onto the bag. Cloth cords attached to corners of bag and one in middle of each side attached to burlap extend for securing to the leg. Leather thong securing top shell has been replaced with a cloth strap.

Length 34 cm
Width 26 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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