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    • Woodcarving: potter

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph shows a carving of a Cherokee potter that was made by Cherokee woodcarver Virgil Ledford, who was born in 1940 in the Birdtown Community on the Qualla Boundary. Ledford began carving as a child...
    • Woodcarving: potter

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Carving of an Indian potter made from mahogany wood by Cherokee artisan Virgil Ledford.
    • Virgil Ledford: Sculpture and Carving

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Indian wood-carving -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee art -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This four-page brochure was produced to accompany a 1973 exhibition of work by Virgil Ledford. The exhibit was held at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual and included 21 pieces in cherry, buckeye, walnut, and mahogany. The exhibition brochure was...
    • Virgil Ledford

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Wood-carving -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Indian wood-carving -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This October 1968 photograph was taken of Virgil Ledford while he was sanding the neck of a nearly completed wooden giraffe. Virgil Ledford (b. 1940) was born in the Birdtown Community on the Qualla Boundary. He is a member of the Eastern Band of...
    • Woodcarving: standing fox

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph of a standing fox carved from wood was taken by the United States Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board. A notation on the verso reads: "Virgil Ledford, Cherokee, NC." A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee...
    • Virgil Ledford

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Indian wood-carving -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee art -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer shows Cherokee woodcarver Virgil Ledford (b. 1940) from the Birdtown Community on the Qualla Boundary. Ledford began carving as a child while still in elementary school; his grandfather was also a...
    • Virgil Ledford

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Indian wood-carving -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee art -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph shows Cherokee carver Virgil Ledford (b. 1940), who was born in the Birdtown Community on the Qualla Boundary. Ledford began carving as a child while still in elementary school; his grandfather...
    • Virgil Ledford

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Wood-carving -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Woodwork -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph shows Cherokee woodcarver Virgil Ledford (b. 1940) carving a figure of a cat or raccoon. Ledford was born and raised in the Birdtown community near Cherokee and had a talent for drawing as a...
    • Woodcarving: owl

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer shows a carved owl made by Cherokee woodcarver Virgil Ledford, who was born in 1940 in the Birdtown Community on the Qualla Boundary. Ledford began carving as a child while still in elementary...

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