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Early Indian Objects and Baskets

Trophy cup, ca. 1930

Trophy cup, ca. 1930

Item 23459 info
Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

This basket form appears to date to the 1930s and may be based on the trophies that Andrew Sockalexis, a Penobscot, received as a marathon runner.

It utilizes Hong Kong cord, a manufactured paper twine introduced in the 1920s as a sturdy substitute for sweet grass braid.