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Jewelry Box

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MMN Item 14423 Item Details
Jewelry Box
MMN Item 14423 Zoom

Description

This basket was made by Irene Newell Dana, Passamaquoddy, from Indian Township. It is decorated with braided sweetgrass and dyed ash splints.

The baskets in Anne Howells collection were made by Native Americans living in the Northeast. The majority are from Wabanaki communities in Maine and eastern Canada, including Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot. There are also a few baskets made by Abenaki people from Quebec and Native peoples from southern New England.

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