Basket splint gauge, ca. 1900

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Description

Gauges are used to divide ash into uniform strips for standards and weavers.

Basketmakers used thicker ash for standards (vertical splints) and thinner material for weavers (horizontal splints)

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About This Item

  • Title: Basket splint gauge, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Local Code: HM 2539
  • 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
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