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Woven dance belt with fringe done in commercial yarn colored in red, black, teal, maroon, and blue / Jonny Hawk

Curatorial Remarks

This belt has a scalloped edge created with a thread strung along the edge. The thread that creates this edge is usually used to add beads along the sides.

Karen Berry, Cherokee artist, 2019.

This is a stomp dance belt worn by an individual. It appears to have been woven on a loom of some type. The yarn work is very even.

Tags: commercial yarn, maroon, teal, red, black, fringe, dance belt
People: Muscogee (Creek), Jonny Hawk
Places: Southeastern Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events, dance, stomp dances

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Woven dance belt with fringe done in commercial yarn colored in red, black, teal, maroon, and blue
Creator(s): 
Jonny Hawk
Culture: 
Native American; Muscogee (Creek)
Date: 
1998
Place: 
Eastern Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Materials/Techniques: 
wool
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
95.14
Department: 
Not On View

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