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North American Indian and Native Hawaiian Quilt Collection

Feedsack Blanket
Unknown maker
Haliwa-Saponi, Hollister, North Carolina
76" x 67”
MSUM 1999:31.1
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

This blanket was made in the 1890's by a member of the North Carolina Haliwa-Saponi tribe. The Haliwa-Saponi's are native to north-central North Carolina, (near Hollister). The quilt was purchased from the granddaughter of the maker. She related that it is made of feed sacks that were softened by soaking in lye, and that the colors were produced using berries and other plant products. The family name (Barefoot) was written on the backside.

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