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Object Name BRAID
Catalog Number 0985.05.00064
Date 1861-1865
Description The braid is made from corn shucks and is sewn to a paper backing. The paper label attached reads, "A sample of a braid made of corn shucks used by many of the Louisiana women for hats or bonnets during the war."
Dimensions W-3 L-8 inches
Owned Mary May (tentative)
Provenance The corn shuck braid was used in hat-making by Southern women during the war. The paper label attached reads, "A sample of a braid made of corn shucks used by many of the Louisiana women for hats or bonnets during the war."
People May, Mary
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