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    •  Woodcarving: bears

    • Chiltoskey, Goingback, 1907-2000;
    • These carvings of a mama bear with two cubs are made from walnut. A 1977 appraisal of the Hubert Hayes Collection attributes these to Goingback Chiltoskey. Chiltoskey (1907-2000), also known as Going Back Chiltoskie and G. B. Chiltosky, was a...
    • Woodcarving: horsehead bookends

    • Chiltoskie, Watty, 1897-1973;
    • Wahdih "Watty" Chiltoskie (1897-1973), also known as Watty Chiltoskie, was a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. He was born in the Piney Grove section of the Qualla Boundary. Like his parents, he spoke only Cherokee, learning English...
    • Basket: rivercane, lidded

    • Welch, Carol
    • This lidded basket was made by Cherokee basket weaver Carol Welch. Lidded baskets such as these were used to store foodstuffs and household goods. The double weave makes for a tight basket; some double weave baskets are even waterproof. The...
    • Woodcarving: horsehead bookends

    • Chiltoskie, Watty, 1897-1973;
    • Wahdih "Watty" Chiltoskie (1897-1973) was a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. He was born in the Piney Grove section of the Qualla Boundary. Like his parents, he spoke only Cherokee, learning English later in life. While still a...
    • Woodcarving: shoes

    • Unknown
    • It is not known who made these carved wood shoes in the collection of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual. They are unique item. More typically, the Eastern Band of Cherokee make carvings for various purposes: dough bowls and spoons for use in the...
    • Woodcarving: bookends

    • Chiltoskie, Watty, 1897-1973;
    • Wahdih "Watty" Chiltoskie (1897-1973), was a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. He was born in the Piney Grove section of the Qualla Boundary. Like his parents, he spoke only Cherokee, learning English later in life. While still a...
    • Woodcarving: bear

    • Unknown
    • It is not known who carved this wood animal in the collection of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, but carved animal figures have been the mainstay of Eastern Band of Cherokee since the 1930s. Typically, the Cherokee make a variety of carvings: dough...
    • Woodcarving: faun

    • Unknown
    • It is not known who carved this wood animal in the collection of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, but carved animal figures have been the mainstay of Eastern Band of Cherokee since the 1930s. Typically, the Cherokee make a variety of carvings: dough...
    • Woodcarving: humming bird

    • Unknown
    • It is not known who carved this wood animal in the collection of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, but carved animal figures have been the mainstay of Eastern Band of Cherokee since the 1930s. Typically, the Cherokee make a variety of carvings: dough...
    • Woodcarving: songbird

    • Unknown
    • It is not known who carved this wood animal in the collection of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, but carved animal figures have been the mainstay of Eastern Band of Cherokee since the 1930s. Typically, the Cherokee make a variety of carvings: dough...
    •  Basket: honeysuckle, lidded

    • George, Lucy Nola, 1897-1978
    • This basket, made of honeysuckle with white oak ribs, was probably made by Lucy Nola George (1897-1978), in the early 1900s. This basket appears to be dyed using bloodroot, giving it a reddish orange and yellow color. The basket features a fitted...
    • Pottery: vase

    • Youngbird, Rebecca Amanda Wolf, b. 1890
    • This pottery vase was made in 1961 by self-taught Cherokee potter Rebecca "Amanda" Wolf Youngbird. A double-spouted vase, like this one, is known as a Cherokee wedding vase. The earthenware clay was shaped using the coil method, and was burnished,...
    • Pottery: bowl

    • Youngbird, Rebecca Amanda Wolf, b. 1890
    • This undated earthenware bowl was made by Rebecca “Amanda” Wolf Youngbird, a self-taught potter of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Born on the Qualla Boundary in 1890, she was sent away at the age of 13 to attend the Indian Industrial...
    • Mat: rivercane, wall

    • Bradley, Rowena, 1922-2003
    • The rivercane wall mat was made by Rowena Bradley, who was born in the Swimmer Branch Community of the Qualla Indian Boundary, near Cherokee, North Carolina. Butternut was used to achieve the brown color; bloodroot produced the orange. The weave...
    • Pottery: lamp

    • Youngbird, Rebecca Amanda Wolf, b. 1890
    • This undated pottery oil lamp was made by Cherokee potter Rebecca “Amanda” Wolf Youngbird, a self-taught potter of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A shallow stable bowl form was used to burn oil to create light. The handle of this particular...
    • Pottery: lamp

    • Youngbird, Rebecca Amanda Wolf, b. 1890
    • This undated pottery oil lamp was made by Cherokee potter Rebecca “Amanda” Wolf Youngbird, a self-taught potter of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A shallow stable bowl form was used to burn oil to create light. The handle of this particular...
    • Pottery: wedding vase

    • unknown
    • It is not known who made this undated Cherokee-style vase in the collection of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual. A clay vessel with a double spout such as this is known as a wedding vase. The form was of western Indian origin and began to be made by...
    • Woodcarving: mother and child

    • Chiltoskey, Goingback, 1907-2000;
    • This carved sculpture was made by renowned sculptor and carver Goingback Chiltoskey (1907-2000). The sculpture depicts a Cherokee mother carrying her child on her back, the manner in which women typically carried their babies well up into the 20th...
    • Woodcarving: Indian head

    • Chiltoskie, Watty, 1897-1973;
    • Carving of an Indian bust made of wood by Cherokee artisan Wahdih "Watty" Chiltoskie (1897-1973). His last name is sometimes seen spelled Chiltoskey or Chiltosky.

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