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Cornhusk Bag (front and back)
Made by Virginia Rickman.
This bag was used to store roots. A large variety of plant foods could be stored in these insect resistant bags. Plain twining of jute warp, Indian hemp and cotton wefts with a false embroidery of dyed and undyed cornhusk.
Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), cornhusk (Zea mays), cotton. H 50.8, W 30.2 cm
Nez Perce National Historical Park, NEPE 8888