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Rent basket, ca. 1910

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Rent basket, ca. 1910

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This rare sweet grass basket shaped like a pumpkin was woven by a Penobscot Indian. The Penobscot Indians came to Friendship every summer to gather sweet grass along the shore by the Jameson & Wotton Wharf. At the end of the season, they would give a basket to Walter Wotton as "rent" for allowing them to set up camp for the summer. Over the years Walter Wotton ended up with a substantial collection of these baskets.

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  • Title: Rent basket, ca. 1910
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Local Name: Davis Point
  • Town: Friendship
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: sweet grass
  • Dimensions: 31 cm x 38 cm x 38 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Friendship Museum
PO Box 226, Friendship, ME 04547
(207) 832-4899
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Penobscot Indians
Baskets

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