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Wastebasket

1990.159.2 (RS218291)

Description

Birch bark wastebasket scraped or etched with design of stylized ferns, feather, trees, circles, hunter with feathered headdress and bow and arrow, and moose or elk. Attributed to Tomah Joseph by donor but may be the work of fellow Passamaquoddy birch bark artist John Snow based on similar examples at the Abbe Museum and Maine State Museum.

Details

Maker
Possibly Snow, John (Maker)
Attributed to Tomah, Joseph (Maker)
Date
1915-1920
Location of origin
Washington, Maine, New England
Material
birch (wood)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Grand Lake Stream (Washington county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
cultural tourism
Native American
Wastebasket
wastebaskets
Accession Number
1990.159.2
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
289309

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