Jewelry Box

Contributed by Abbe Museum


This basket was made by Irene Newell Dana, Passamaquoddy, from Indian Township. It is decorated with braided sweetgrass and dyed ash splints.

The baskets in Anne Howells collection were made by Native Americans living in the Northeast. The majority are from Wabanaki communities in Maine and eastern Canada, including Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot. There are also a few baskets made by Abenaki people from Quebec and Native peoples from southern New England.

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About This Item

  • Title: Jewelry Box
  • Creator: Dana, Irene Newell
  • Creation Date: circa 1970
  • Subject Date: circa 1970
  • Town: Indian Township
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: ash, sweetgrass, dye
  • Dimensions: 10 cm x 18 cm x 13 cm
  • Local Code: AM205
  • Collection: Anne Molloy Howells Collection
  • 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

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