Sewing Basket with Needle Case and Pincushion

Theresa Secord, Penobscot / American, born 1958
Northeast Woodlands


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Brown ash, yellow cedar bark, sweetgrass, blueberry and raspberry dyes

Overall: 5 1/2 × 10 7/8 in. (14 × 27.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view


Signed on exterior bottom center, yellow ink: Theresa Secord; dated, on exterior bottom center, on splint perpendicular to inscription above, in yellow ink: 2008 Penobscot

Course History

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

Exhibition History

Native Ecologies: Recycle, Resist, Protect, Sustain, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 17-December 30, 2019.

Native New England Now: Celebrating Six Years of NEFA's Native Arts program, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, Connecticut, October 5, 2013-January 4, 2014.

Spirit of the Basket Tree, Wabanaki Ash Splint Baskets from Maine, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 20, 2008-June 28, 2009.

Publication History

Nw England Foundation for the Arts, Native New England Now: Celebrating Native Arts at NEFA, Boston: NEFA, 2013, 38 pp., ill. p. 28.


The artist, Waterville, Maine; sold to present collection, 2008.

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