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Fabric Fragments from Pine Island, Alabama: Indicator of an Evolving Male Costume Item

TitleFabric Fragments from Pine Island, Alabama: Indicator of an Evolving Male Costume Item
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDrooker, PB
JournalSoutheastern Archaeology
Volume36
Issue1
Pagination75 - 84
Date PublishedFeb-01-2017
ISSN0734-578X
KeywordsAlabama, bison-hair yarn, Early historical period, Pine Island, sash, textile
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0734578X.2016.1247633
DOI10.1080/0734578X.2016.1247633
Short TitleSoutheastern Archaeology