Band box basket, Penobscot, ca. 1850

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Band box basket, Penobscot, ca. 1850
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Description

Large covered baskets like this were used to pack hats and other clothing for travel and storage.

While during this time, traditional utility baskets made by Native Americans continued to be popular, "fancy baskets" or baskets with whimsical shapes, intricate weave patterns, or multiple colors became very popular and were made to fit every imaginable need.

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About This Item

  • Title: Band box basket, Penobscot, ca. 1850
  • Creator: Penobscot
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Media: ash splints, indigo dye
  • Dimensions: 33 cm x 44.4 cm
  • Local Code: 1900
  • 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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