Sewing Basket with Needle Case and Pincushion

Theresa Secord, Penobscot / American, born 1958, Penobscot, Wabanaki, Northeast Woodlands, 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 College: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



North America, United States


21st century

Object Name



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

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.

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.

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

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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