University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-175-721
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina (uncertain)
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Oak
Technique:Plaited
Height: 30.5
Outside Diameter:34
Credit Line:Exchange with George G. Heye, 1917
Other Number:1/3985 - Collector Number

Description

So-called "rib basket"; round; plaited oak splints; plaited on hoops with strips. One heavy hoop forms handle and keel, other forms a rim, both fastened with large nail. Sides are fitted with semi-circular hoops gradu-ated in size and plaited with strips in one under over over weave. Strips continue over large hoops. Quite sturdy.


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