Palmetto fibers, collected by Mary Billie for dollmaking, drying in the sun - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Palmetto fibers, collected by Mary Billie for dollmaking, drying in the sun - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida


Image Number

  • FS80291A

Year

  • 1980

Date Note

  • Photographed on July 15, 1980.

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General Note

  • 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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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Palmetto fibers, collected by Mary Billie for dollmaking, drying in the sun - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida. 1980. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/120230>, accessed 5 December 2016.

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Palmetto fibers, collected by Mary Billie for dollmaking, drying in the sun - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida. 1980. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 5 Dec. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/120230>.

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