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Miniature camp scene, Wabanaki, early 20th century

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Miniature camp scene, Wabanaki, early 20th century

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Visitors to the Wabanaki encampments on Mount Desert Island could purchase baskets in a myriad of shapes, sizes and forms. Many visitors to the encampments went home with toys or miniatures, everything from dolls to snowshoes.

This little piece, it is a lovely example of Wabanaki artisans creating treasured souvenirs using traditional materials and techniques. It is also interesting because most miniature depictions of wigwams and canoes are made with birch bark, the same material used to make their full-sized equivalents.

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  • Title: Miniature camp scene, Wabanaki, early 20th century
  • Creator: Wabanaki
  • Media: Ash splints, sweetgrass, dye
  • Dimensions (cm): 7 x 
  • Local Code: 2011-01
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3519
http://www.abbemuseum.org

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