Penobscot burl bowl, ca. 1900

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine


Maine Indians used birchbark or wooden bowls as tableware or for mixing cornbread. Some of the bowls were 18 inches in diameter or more.

This bowl has Pauline Shay's name written in it.

In 1913, she married Andrew Sockalexis, the marathon runner, and, after his death, operated a basket and novelty shop on Indian Island.

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  • Title: Penobscot burl bowl, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Indian Island, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Local Code: HM 2529
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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

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