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.
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
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