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Bentwood container, ca. 1820

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

The construction of this Native American bentwood container is similar to that of birchbark and, like birchbark, is sewn together with spruce root.

It is one of the few extant examples of this tradition and may have served as a man's toolbox.

Other Information

  • Title: Bentwood container, ca. 1820
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Local Code: HM 2533
  • 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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