Avery Research Center Artifact Collection
available Wooden statuette Male wooden statuette holding a club and an oar, smoking a pipe. Origin Togo. 22.
available Six pieces of African money Six pieces of currency in the form of a tool or pendant. Origin Tuareg people of Niger. 23.
available Metal cross Processional cross designed to be worn on a staff. One side depicts a figure holding a Bible, and the other depicts the the Virgin and Child. Origin Ethiopia. 24. Shrimp net Shrimp net with lead weights, crafted by Edward Johnson of Johns Island, South Carolina. 25. Shrimp net Shrimp net with lead weights, crafted by Edward Johnson of Johns Island, South Carolina. 26. Shrimp net Shrimp net with lead weights, crafted by Edward Johnson of Johns Island, South Carolina. 27. Shrimp net Shrimp net with lead weights, crafted by Edward Johnson of Johns Island, South Carolina. 28.
available Lady Ann (Kenya) Smoothly finished art pottery piece with predominantly orange and green coloration. Contains a decorative jar and stopper. 29. Front view 30. Bottom view 31. Top detail 32. All-purpose sweetgrass basket Circular all-purpose sweetgrass basket with decorative sides; contains alternating rows of pine needle and sweetgrass accented with pine knots; sewn with palmetto leaf; distinctive style is known as the "elephant ear" design. 33. Sweetgrass rice fanner with wrapped edge Circular basket made of sweetgrass and bulrush, sewn with palmetto leaves; traditional fanner basket used for separating rice with little decoration. 34. Oblong sweetgrass basket Oblong basket on a pedestal base; predominantly sweetgrass with some rows of pine needle, which are mostly visible from the inside; bottom of basket reads "Henrietta Snype 2006." 35. Sweetgrass fruit bowl Sweetgrass fruit basket with star handle; accented with rows of pine needle and sewn with palmetto leaf; bottom reads "Vanessa Costen Nov. 2006." 36. Sweetgrass basket with handles Coiled sweetgrass basket with two handles. Made with sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf. 37. Traditional oval sweetgrass basket Coiled oval basket with twisted rim made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf. 38. Sweetgrass bread basket Traditional bread basket made predominantly of sweetgrass with accents of bulrush and pine needle; sewn with palmetto leaf. 39. Decorative sweetgrass wall pocket Coiled decorative sweetgrass wall pocket hanging shaped like a fish with fins and a tail; oval basket attaches to center section. Made of sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf. 40. Sweetgrass glass server
Glass server with handles and eight sections for glasses. The center section is open; bottom of tray has open star configuration. Made of sweetgrass and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Also called a "ring tray."