From: United States of America | North Carolina | Cherokee

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-795
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cherokee | Eastern Band
Provenience United States of America | North Carolina | Cherokee
Culture Area Southeast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Rivercane | Dye
Technique Basketry

Double-Woven technique basket square on bottom and round at top with criss-crossing black and red-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.

Height 11.5 cm
Length 19 cm
Width 19 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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