Penobscot cuffs, ca. 1870

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine


Penobscot men wore cuffs and cape collars for special occasions. These cuffs feature medicinal and other plant motifs.

The collars and cuffs are derived from the decorated great coats that Penobscots wore in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

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About This Item

  • Title: Penobscot cuffs, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • State: ME
  • Media: Cloth, beads
  • Local Code: HM 2542D
  • 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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