Fabric Fragments from Pine Island, Alabama: Indicator of an Evolving Male Costume Item
|Title||Fabric Fragments from Pine Island, Alabama: Indicator of an Evolving Male Costume Item|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Pagination||75 - 84|
|Keywords||Alabama, bison-hair yarn, Early historical period, Pine Island, sash, textile|
European and indigenous artifacts from a grave near a mound on Pine Island in the Tennessee River near Guntersville, Alabama, donated to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in 1915, included a group of fabric fragments. The fragments, which incorporate interlaced bison-hair yarns, most likely represent portions of a sash, an accessory with a long history in Mississippian iconography but with few extant archaeological examples. This paper addresses fabric attributes, comparable archaeological and historical fabrics, and the social significance of this costume item.
|Short Title||Southeastern Archaeology|