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

Description

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.

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