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Different patterns on quilts made by African Americans used to be a form of communication in the Underground Railroad. Ten to twelve different patterns were used to inform fugitive slaves as to what their next action should be. Although quilting patterns are no longer used for these purposes, patterns are still very important within African American quilting communities.
Rough-hewn and homely roothead decoys carved on the Outer Banks are highly prized by collectors who pay thousands of dollars for them. Most were carved before 1918, and carvers between Portsmouth Island and Hatteras Village are credited with their construction and use in the 19th-century. They are called roothead decoys because the carver used natural curves in roots and branches to form decoy heads.
Warren County native Claude Richardson, member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe, has won recognition as a folk artist who carves local soapstone.
Mr. Arliss has been whittling wood his entire life; he started by making children’s toys, but much of what he carved reflected his childhood and important figures and themes of the world around him.