Collar box and collars, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1880

Contributed by Abbe Museum


This birch bark box was made to store men's detachable collars, keeping them clean and organized when not being worn. It is an example of Wabanaki artisans crafting items to meet the wishes of Victorian consumers.

Though Native American goods were often created or adapted to modern needs, the craft itself connected the different generations of the tribe through the transfer of skills and appreciation of tradition and also built community amongst the tribes and beyond.

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About This Item

  • Title: Collar box and collars, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1880
  • Creator: Passamaquoddy
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Media: Birch bark, spruce root, sweetgrass, linen
  • Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 14.5 cm
  • Local Code: 5065
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3519

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