Gauge for ash splints, ca. 1900

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine


Indian basketmakers use gauges to divide strips of ash into uniform widths for making fancy baskets.

Standards, the vertical splints, can be 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch, or 1/2 inch wide and are made from thicker strips of ash.

Weavers, the horizontal splits, usually are thinner and can range from 1/16 inch to 1/2 inch or larger.

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About This Item

  • Title: Gauge for ash splints, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Local Code: HM 3040
  • 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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