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Penobscot sweetgrass flat block, ca. 1900

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

This simple hoop was used to make flats, which required hundreds of yards of sweetgrass braid and were often used to store sewing notions.

Blocks or molds helped to ensure that the baskets wee a uniform size and shape.

Other Information


  • Title: Penobscot sweetgrass flat block, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Local Code: HM 161
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1902
http://www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum/

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