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6. Marie Agate (Molly Ocket), Twined pocketbook.
Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine, on loan to the Maine State Museum, Augusta.

Made in central Maine around 1780, this pocketbook or wallet adapts an ancient textile technique to a European form. Each loop in the twined fabric has three twists of colored moosehair, the colors alternating to form the pattern. Because the embroidery and the fabric were created simultaneously, there was no need for a needle.

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The image was provided by the Maine State Museum with permission of the Maine Historical Society.

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