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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Traditional sweetgrass fruit basket with handle
Traditional sweetgrass fruit basket with handle Sweetgrass fruit basket made of sweetgrass and pine needles, sewn with palmetto leaf. Cross handle design; basket sits on short pedestal.
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Sweetgrass sewing basket with hinged lid
Sweetgrass sewing basket with hinged lid Hinged sweetgrass basket with domed cover, decorated with pine knots and used as a sewing basket. Made with sweetgrass, pine needle, and bulrush sewn with palmetto leaf.
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Sweetgrass purse with hinged lid
Sweetgrass purse with hinged lid Coiled basked made of sweetgrass, pine needle, and bulrush, sewn with palmetto leaf. Domed lid has a knob and is decorated with pine knots. Lid is connected by a hinge on one side and contains a protruding piece that fits into a loop on the other side, securing it when closed.
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Bulrush hamper
Bulrush hamper Thick coiled bulrush basket sewn with palmetto leaf; possibly contains oak splits. Although this is a contemporary basket, it is a very old form; few basketmakers use bulrush today because it is extremely tough to work.
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Multicolored sweetgrass basket
Multicolored sweetgrass basket Multi-colored basket made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Sweetgrass is natural and dyed blue, orange, and red. A wrapped hinge is sewn into the bottom for hanging purposes.
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Sweetgrass sewing basket
Sweetgrass sewing basket Sewing basket made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Basket has a double handle and a hinge that attaches the cover to the basket. The cover contains a hole for sewing material, typical of a sewing basket.
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Pipe
Pipe Black pottery pipe bowl, ribbed around top and bottom with diagonal engraving around the center, origin Ituri rainforest.
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Male wooden statue
Male wooden statue Male wooden figure carrying a vessel in left hand and a dagger in right. Origin Bena Lulua people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Female wooden statue
Female wooden statue Female wooden figure carrying a vessel in each hand. Origin Bena Lulua people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Tall wooden mask in the shape of a plunging bird with a broad tail. Probable origin is the Mossi people of Burkina Faso.
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Wooden mask
Wooden mask Wooden mask with both human and animal characteristics. Origin Guro people of Cote d'Ivoire.
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Anti-slavery token
Anti-slavery token Patriotic Civil War token with an anti-slavery message.
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Slave-made chair
Slave-made chair Chair made by slaves from Ridgley Plantation near Florence, South Carolina. The chair is made with mortise and tenon joints reinforced with square nails. The seat is of animal skin. Evidence that the legs of the chair have been shortened indicates that it was a slave's chair. Slaves were not permitted to sit higher than the master or his children.
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Julia lunchbox
Julia lunchbox Metal lunchbox and thermos depicting scenes from the television show "Julia" which aired on NBC from 1968 to 1971.
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Welcome Back, Kotter lunchbox
Welcome Back, Kotter lunchbox Metal lunchbox and thermos depicting scenes from the television show "Welcome Back, Kotter" which aired on ABC from 1975 to 1979.
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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids lunchbox
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids lunchbox Metal lunchbox and thermos depicting scenes from the television show "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" which aired from 1972 to 1985.
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Harlem Globetrotters lunchbox
Harlem Globetrotters lunchbox Metal lunchbox depicting scenes from the television show "The Harlem Globetrotters" which aired on CBS from 1971 to 1972.
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Flip Wilson and Geraldine doll
Flip Wilson and Geraldine doll Talking doll depicting Flip Wilson on one side and Geraldine on the other. "The Flip Wilson Show" aired on NBC from 1970 to 1974.
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Talking J.J. doll
Talking J.J. doll Talking J.J. doll from the television show "Good Times" which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979. The doll speaks nine different phrases when its string is pulled.
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Slave auctioneer's token
Slave auctioneer's token Slave auctioneer's token, 1846. These tokens were distributed as one-cent pieces and served as advertisements for the businesses and services depicted on the coins.