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Birchbark, Beads and Continuing Traditions

Birchbark wastebasket, ca. 1900

Birchbark wastebasket, ca. 1900

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Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Naturally waterproof, odorless and resistant to insects, bark could be cut into any shape, bent, folded and sewn with spruce root and decorated with etched designs or porcupine quills.

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