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Native American Soapstone Brush


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Soapstone brush, fibers from the soapstone plant, and handle made from glue from the soapstone plant. Mid-19th century, California through Oregon. Although other uses, mainly used to clean the mortars when grinding acorns or maize. 6" x 4 1/2".

Soaproot Brush The most difficult part of making a soaproot brush is finding the soaproot plant (Chlorogalum pomeridianum). Look for a rosette of long thin leaves along the ground with a yard-tall stalk at its center. In the spring or early summer, bra

PERIOD: Mid 19th Century

ORIGIN: California, United States

SIZE: 6" x 4 1/2"

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