Penobscot open sewing basket, ca. 1860

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine


This Penobscot open sewing basket is made with an ornamental weave called porcupine curls because of the sharp points created by twisting the weavers or horizontal splints. The technique was developed about 1860.

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About This Item

  • Title: Penobscot open sewing basket, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ash splints
  • Local Code: HM 7007
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1902

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