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