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Bentwood container, ca. 1820

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
MMN Item 23497 Item Details
Bentwood container, ca. 1820
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Description

The construction of this Native American bentwood container is similar to that of birchbark and, like birchbark, is sewn together with spruce root.

It is one of the few extant examples of this tradition and may have served as a man's toolbox.

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