Cherokee Nation Entertainment

Deep Creek Exhibit depicts life in the Cherokees' original southeastern homelands in the early 1700s and includes art and clothing created by several Cherokee Nation artists including an award-winning feather cape.

Two Fiberglass Figures With Natural Paint, Hair + Clothing

Completed January 2014

Designer: Cherokee Nation

A write up of the exhibit can be seen here.

project details

The exhibit is named after an actual location in western North Carolina where many Cherokee towns and homes once prospered. The mannequins, a husband and wife, were modeled after real-life Cherokees and are shown outside a waddle and daub summer home. The man’s leggings and loin cloth were made by Atta, as well as the woman’s wrap skirt with ribbon and bead detailing.