Penobscot button basket, ca. 1934

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine


Penobscot Indian Theresa Camilla Lyon Sockalexis made this button basket, part of a set of sewing baskets that includes a needle case, thimble holder, pin cushion and scissors case in addition to this basket.

She was well known for her fine basketwork.

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About This Item

  • Title: Penobscot button basket, ca. 1934
  • Creator: Sockalexis, Theresa Lyon
  • Creation Date: 1934
  • Subject Date: 1934
  • Town: Indian Island
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ash splints
  • Local Code: HN3039
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

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

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