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Sewing Basket

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This sewing basket is decorated with braided sweetgrass and a paper twine known as "Hong Kong." In the 1930s, “Hong Kong,” a manufactured paper twine, became a popular replacement for sweetgrass, which required long hours to collect and braid. Hong Kong is infrequently used today.

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  • Title: Sewing Basket
  • Creation Date: circa 1930
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • State: ME
  • Media: ash, sweetgrass, Hong Kong cord
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 18 cm
  • Local Code: AM127
  • Collection: Anne Molloy Howells Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3519
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