Creation Date
1931 – 1955


15.240 cm. H Item (Overall)

22.860 cm. Diameter

"A round bowl 6 inches high and 9 inches in diameter, in variegated shades of gray and black. The rim is black and on each side of the bowl is a molded face of an Indian woman, with long braids hanging down on either side of her face. This bowl was made by Maude Welch, a North Carolina Cherokee." Welch was born in 1894 near Cooper's Creek in the Bird Town section of the Cherokee Reservation, also known as Qualla Boundary. Welch's pottery was handbuilt and carved from local clay, dried without a kiln, dropped in a firebox for color, and polished by hand.

Related People and Organizations
Helbing, Cleora
Welch, Maude

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