Bill Davis braiding a belt from deer hide, 1988


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  • Description
    Caption by photographer (Andrews): "Bill learned to braid leather when he was a child. His father did not want him to learn that craft so he would take the strands of leather under the covers of his bed at night and practice braiding simply by feel. He could do any sort of braid from the most simple to making what he called a "rosette", a round knot woven from 16 strands of leather, seemingly with no beginning or end."
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  • Source Collection
    Jesse Andrews photographs, Rubenstein Library, Duke University
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  • Provenance
    The Jesse Andrews photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011.
  • Creator
    Andrews, Jesse
  • Extent
    11 x 14 in.
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  • Box Number
    Box 3
  • Type
    Still Image
    black-and-white photographs
    documentary photographs
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  • Copyright & Usage
    The copyright in the materials included in the Jesse Andrews Photographs collection are owned by the photographer. The photographs are made available by Duke University Libraries, with permission, for the purpose of research, teaching, and private study. For these purposes users may reproduce single copies of the images from this website without prior permission, on the condition that proper attribution is provided on all such copies. For all other uses, and especially for any proposed commercial uses, researchers must contact the Library to request permission.
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