Basket handbag/purse

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Culture/People
Houma
Artist/Maker
Marie Billiot Dean (Marie Biyot Dean/Marie Billiout Dean), Houma, 1916-2010
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB source
Marie Billiot Dean (Marie Biyot Dean/Marie Billiout Dean), Houma, 1916-2010
Object Name
Basket handbag/purse
Media/Materials
Palmetto fiber
Techniques
Plaited, sewn
Dimensions
38 x 19.7 x 31 cm
Object Type
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place
Dulac; Terrebonne Parish; Louisiana; USA
Date created
1976
Collection History
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the artist in 1976; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/5381
Barcode
255381.000
See related items
Houma
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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