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Trivet (uncertain)


From: United States of America | North Carolina | Cherokee

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-792
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cherokee | Eastern Band
Provenience United States of America | North Carolina | Cherokee
Culture Area Southeast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Corn Husk

Central portion of disc has corn husks worked in a coiled basketry technique using cotton thread as weft; individual flat pieces of corn husk are pulled through the thread around the outer edge forming a "sunburst" pattern. Attached tag in Frank Speck's (?) handwriting reads: "Cherokee 1937".

Condition: Corn husk is dry and brittle. Sent to Registrar's for freezing 3/91.

Outside Diameter 22 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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