Ojibwe maple sap strainer
Sieve made of thin bentwood cylinder that has been sewn together with nettle twine. The bottom is sewn with loosely woven black cloth that has a scalloped edge. The cloth is sewn to the wood cylinder twice; one seam runs parallel to the bottom, the other follows the scallops of the fabric. The object was used to strain out impurities from maple syrup after it had been boiled down.
Content Category: artifacts
6 37/64 inches height
5 1/8 inches width
strainer (culinary tool)
wood (plant material)
Made by: Ojibwe Indians
Collected by: Ayer, Harry Darius
Collected by: Ayer, Jeannette Ora Foster
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Food Processing
Creation: Not later than 1959
Forms part of Jeannette O. and Harry D. Ayer Ojibwe Collection.
Minnesota Historical Society Collections, The Harry and Jeannette Ayer Collection.
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
10000.468 (Accession Number)