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These flutes were made by Ken Custalow, a skilled wood craftsman and member of the Mattaponi tribe. Various types of wood were used, including red cedar, black walnut, and apple.

Ken noted that he could tune a flute to the desired pitch but…

Kenneth Custalow demonstrates how to play a flute he made, at this home on the Mattaponi Reservation, in 2006.

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Archer Kenneth Custalow Sr. was an active member of the Mattaponi tribe throughout his life. He was a skilled wood carver who made Native flutes from various types of wood. He also carved other items, which he enjoyed giving to family members.

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These beaded neck pieces were created by Christine Custalow, a Mattaponi potter and bead worker. The bolos are worn by men, as is the beaded necktie on the right.

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Christine Custalow is a Mattaponi woman known for her pottery and her beadwork. She lives on the Mattaponi Reservation in King William County.

Mildred Moore is a well-known Pamunkey potter who has demonstrated her work in numerous venues across Virginia and beyond. Here she is shown with one of her blackware pots.

Mildred Moore, a Pamunkey potter, is well known for her blackware and for pictograph bowls and plates such as the one shown here. The pictographs tell a story that can be interpreted with an accompanying key.

Mildred has demonstrated her pottery…

This image features Carilyn Sue Branham Elliott, displaying a beaded belt she made using the applique technique.

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Carilynn Sue Branham Elliott is a Monacan bead worker who is active in tribal affairs. She is a sister of the former chief, Kenneth Branham. Here she shows neckwear she created--two necklaces and a bolo tie.

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In this photograph, Pam Talbott begins work on a beaded piece for dance regalia.