Picture frame, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1900

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Picture frame, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1900

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Birch bark has been an essential material for the Wabanaki for generations. It was used to create everything from canoes to shelters.

With the growing market for Native crafts exemplified by the Bar Harbor encampments, Wabanaki birch bark artisans developed new forms and decorative styles to appeal to buyers.

Depictions of Wabanaki life and stories, along with scenes from the natural world, were popular at the turn of the century.

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About This Item

  • Title: Picture frame, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Passamaquoddy
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Media: Birchbark, ash, sweetgrass
  • Dimensions: 23 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: AMO 002
  • Collection: Anne Molloy Howells Collection
  • 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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