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Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine

701-1 Clay Lobster- The chief lobster fisheries in the Unites States are located in New England especially Maine. Lobsters are crustaceans, all have a pair of pincers called chelapeds, or "claws";one is a heavier crusher claw and the other is a smaller feeding claw. We always picture lobsters as red – but did you know that most start out other colors even blue/green and only turn red when they are boiled!

701-2 Braided Rug- Recycling is not a new idea. The American folk art of rug braiding, originated in New England in the 1820’s. Resourceful women cut wool strips from used clothing and blankets, and recycled them into braided floor rugs.

701-3 Rhode Island Penny Rug- The Rhode Island Red is the state bird of Rhode Island, also the home of the first penny rug. The penny rug got its name because coins were used as templates to cut wool circles from used blankets and clothing. The circles were then stitched in a decorative pattern to a wool background with a blanket stitch. Penny rugs were also used as bed coverings and table runners, rather than rugs.

Itty Bitty Red Hand 701-4 Tic-Tac-Toe- The Rhode Island Red Chicken shows up again in this fun game. Store the game pieces in their own coop too.

701-5 Maple Soap- New England is known for their abundance of trees including the beautiful maple. Maples are known not just for their beautiful colored leaves in the fall but also for maple syrup. Our soap has both the maple shape and scent.

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