Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album


 

 

Penobscot sweetgrass flat block, ca. 1900

Click on the image to zoom. Click and drag your mouse over the image to move it left or right. Use the small navigation window to select the area you wish to zoom on.

Description

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.

Go back