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Splint gauges, with the teeth set at a variety of widths, are used by Wabanaki basketmakers to cut ash splints into uniform widths. Like many gauges, this one also has an elaborately carved handle. The chip-carved geometric and floral patterns are found on many forms of Wabanaki wood carving.
About This Item
- Title: Splint gauge, ca. 1850
- Creator: Penobscot
- Creation Date: circa 1850
- Subject Date: circa 1850
- State: ME
- Media: Maple, copper/bronze, steel
- Dimensions: 14 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.2 cm
- Local Code: 82-09-001
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Abenaki Indians
- Basket making--Equipiment and supplies
- Implements, utensils, etc.--Maine
- Indian art--North America
- Indians of North America--Maine--Implements
- Indians of North America--Maine--Penobscot Indians
- Penobscot Indians
For more information about this item, contact:Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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