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.
- 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
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LC Subject Headings
Indians of North America--Maine--Implements
Basket making--Equipiment and supplies
Implements, utensils, etc.
Indian art--North America
Native American arts
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