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Raffia Basketry Brought to Deerfield

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Mrs. Madeline Yale Wynne from Chicago and Deerfield...brought the first raffia basket to Deerfield which she wove on her trip to her summer home. Not many days after her arrival a group of women gathered on her attractive back porch to learn the lazy squaw stitch which at that time was the only one attempted.

Gertrude Porter Ashley, Deerfield Industries, [May, 1929 talk in Barnstable, MA]. Deerfield Industries, Box 3. PVMA Library.