Sewing Basket


This sewing basket is decorated with braided sweetgrass and a paper twine known as "Hong Kong." In the 1930s, “Hong Kong,” a manufactured paper twine, became a popular replacement for sweetgrass, which required long hours to collect and braid. Hong Kong is infrequently used today.

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