Rent basket, ca. 1910
Contributed by Friendship Museum
This rare sweet grass basket shaped like a pumpkin was woven by a Penobscot Indian. The Penobscot Indians came to Friendship every summer to gather sweet grass along the shore by the Jameson & Wotton Wharf. At the end of the season, they would give a basket to Walter Wotton as "rent" for allowing them to set up camp for the summer. Over the years Walter Wotton ended up with a substantial collection of these baskets.
- Title: Rent basket, ca. 1910
- Creation Date: circa 1910
- Subject Date: circa 1910
- Local Name: Davis Point
- Town: Friendship
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: sweet grass
- Dimensions (cm): 31 x 38 x 38
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
PO Box 226, Friendship, ME 04547
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