Pipe bowl and pipestem

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Culture/People
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Artist/Maker
Adam Welch, Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1925-1985
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB source
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual (Qualla Arts & Crafts Cooperative/Qualla Arts & Crafts Coop/Qualla Crafts), 1946-
Object Name
Pipe bowl and pipestem
Media/Materials
Catlinite/pipestone, wood
Techniques
Carved, incised
Dimensions
40 x 2.5 x 6 cm
Object Type
Pipes and Smoking
Place
Big Cove, Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Swain County; North Carolina; USA
Date created
1971-1972
Collection History
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the Qualla Arts and Crafts Cooperative (Cherokee, North Carolina) in 1972; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/9821
Barcode
259821.000
See related items
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Pipes and Smoking
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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