University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 70-9-795
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cherokee
Eastern Band
Provenience: North Carolina
Cherokee
Culture Area: Southeast
Section:American
Materials:Rivercane
Dye
Technique:Basketry
Height: 11.5cm
Length: 19cm
Width: 19cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Double-Woven technique basket square on bottom and round at top with criss-crossing black and re-brown designs against natural cane colored background. Cane is rivercane (arundinaria tecta or arundinaria macrosperma); colors obtained from black walnut (juglansnigra) for black and bloodroot (sanguinaria canadonsis) for red-brown. Attached tag in Pennypack's handwriting reads: "Double woven basket made by woman who, with only two others, understands art of double weaving. Cherokee, N.C.".

Condition: Good. To registrars for freezing 3/91.


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