Contributed by Abbe Museum
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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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