Wooden bobbin
1877.A-J, left to right

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Description One of a set of ten wooden stick bobbins for lace making, circa the mid- to late 19th century. The sticks are unornamented wood with occasional stripes from thread being wound around them. They are associated with Bishop Whipple's mission and may have been used to make lace by Dakota or Ojibwe there.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5 inches length
1 1/16 inches circumference
Nomenclature Bobbin
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Used by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Used in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Household. Needlework. Lace, Tatting, & Lace Making. Equipment, Supplies, Instruction Books, & Patterns
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Decoration & Weaving
Dates Discovery: Not earlier than 1860 - Not later than 1901

Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1877.C

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