- Palmetto fibers, collected by Mary Billie for dollmaking, drying in the sun - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida
- Photographed on July 15, 1980.
- Mary B. Billie has been a dollmaker since she was 17. She learned the skill by watching her mother, who had learned it from Mary's grandmother.
- Accompanying note: "'She'll go ahead and cut them to what size she needs to make the dolls. She just goes ahead and cuts like some for the four inch, and some for the six inch, and you know, the body. It's always been like that, different sizes.' From one palmetto, Mary Billie sometimes gets enough fiber for four or five dolls."
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