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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Miniature sweetgrass basket
Miniature sweetgrass basket Miniature fanner made of sweetgrass and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Decorative version of a basic, traditional form.
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Sweetgrass milk jug
Sweetgrass milk jug Coiled basket made with sweetgrass and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. The basket is in the shape of a milk jug with no handles.
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Miniature sweetgrass basket
Miniature sweetgrass basket Miniature oblong basket with two open handles made of sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf. Decorative version of a bread basket.
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Trinity basket
Trinity basket Oval sweetgrass basket with seven sets of pine knots (called "love knots") which are visible only from the outside; basket is accented with rows of pine needle; also contains bulrush; sewn with palmetto leaf; bottom reads "Anne Scott 2006."
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Small sweetgrass basket
Small sweetgrass basket Small, two-handled sweetgrass basket; top row and originating knot made of pine needle; sewn with palmetto leaf.
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Sweetgrass rice fanner with pine knots
Sweetgrass rice fanner with pine knots Circular, flat sweetgrass basket with a handle made of pine needles wrapped in palmetto leaves; basket contains accents of pine needles throughout and artist has incorporated decorative pine knots; center of basket contains a combination of sweetgrass, pine needles, and bulrush, sewn with palmetto leaf; label on back reads "HAND MADE BY Ida Mae Bennett."
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Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles
Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles on a pedestal base; lid has open nipple and is decorated with six pine knots; basket contains some rows of pine needles and is sewn with palmetto leaves.
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Contemporary sweetgrass basket
Contemporary sweetgrass basket Contemporary sweetgrass basket for decorative use in the shape of a hat; center constructed of pine needle; sewn with palmetto leaf.
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Sweetgrass wall pocket
Sweetgrass wall pocket Hanging wall pocket made of sweetgrass and pine needles sewn with palmetto leaf; bottom reads "Martha Manigault 2006."
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Contemporary sweetgrass basket
Contemporary sweetgrass basket Contemporary sweetgrass basket for decorative use in the shape of a hat; center constructed of pine needle; sewn with palmetto leaf.
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Small sweetgrass basket
Small sweetgrass basket Small, two-handled sweetgrass basket; top row and originating knot made of pine needle; sewn with palmetto leaf.
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Traditional sweetgrass basket
Traditional sweetgrass basket Traditional sweetgrass basket with rows of sweetgrass, pine needle, and bulrush, sewn with palmetto leaf.
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Sweetgrass egg basket with handle
Sweetgrass egg basket with handle Egg basket made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Cross handle is decorated with pine knots; wall slopes out from flared mouth and in towards bottom.
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Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles
Sweetgrass sewing basket with handles Coiled sewing basket made of bulrush, pine needle, and sweetgrass sewn with palmetto leaf. Basket has two handles and a lid that is decorated with pine knots.
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Currency
Currency Five dollar bill issued by the Farmers & Exchange Bank of Charleston and dated September 28, 1853. Bill depicts an African American tending to a wagon pulled by oxen. Engraved by Toppan, Carpenter, Kasilear & Company, Philadelphia and New York.
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Slave badge
Slave badge Pewter slave badge produced for a servant in Charleston, S.C. It was common to counterfeit badges to avoid paying taxes, and this particular one was not issued by the city, but created in the stamped year. The face is stamped "Charleston 1862 Servant #4." Back side contains no markings.
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Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston No. 136 Mechanic 1833."
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Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1840 Servant 1869." 1840 is the year produced and 1869 signifies that it was the 1,869th "servant" badge sold that year.
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Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1847 Servant 1004."
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Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 1845 Servant 1165."