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for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 27 Issue 2, Nov 1979
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Although many believe that nothing materially survived from Afro-American antebellum society, Barfield argues that not only free Blacks but also slaves produced a large amount of domestic tools and furnishings during the antebellum period. They also acquired and made pottery, utensils, glassware, Bibles, photographs, and other trinkets.
Starting with the pots themselves, Zug attempts a history of North Carolina folk pottery, focusing on its European ancestry, various designs, and contemporary equivalents.
Several folk cures were discovered at the North Carolina Division of Archives and History among the private papers of John Ashworth of Buncombe County. They include cures for dropsy, scald head, and cancer.
One of the few basket weavers left, Leon Berry learned the trade from his father. Used primarily for holding freshly picked cotton, livestock feed, or catching fish, baskets were a staple product on any farm.