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Native American baskets. Home & Away features the largest selection of Wabanaki baskets from Maine: Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, and Maliseet. Wabanaki baskets have received recognition and exposure at national Native American markets including Indian Market in Santa Fe and the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix. Award-winning weavers include Jeremy Frey, Ganessa Frey, Theresa Secord, and Sarah Sockbeson.

  • Jeremy Frey traditional basket
    $7,750.00
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    Jeremy Frey Traditional Basket

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    Jeremy Frey Traditional BasketJeremy Frey is known for innovative designs. This basket has a traditional Passamaquoddy look, with important differences, some obvious and some subtle. For example, the gauge of the ash splints is significantly smaller than was used in older baskets. He also added a turned and carved cherry burl disc with beautiful grain to the cover. Notice also, some of the woven braids are cedar, rather than ash. The color difference may not be visible online, but is evident in person. Last, the height of this basket sets it apart from most traditional pieces. In keeping with traditional baskets, Frey used no dyes; all colors on this basket are natural.Size: 14 3/4 in. high x 7 in. diameter
    $7,750.00
    $7,750.00
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  • Barbara Francis point basket
    $495.00
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    Barbara Francis Point Basket

    Barbara Francis Point BasketThis round basket with points incorporates dark heart wood from the ash tree, combined with lighter wood from the outer layers, to create an interesting color contrast not often seen in Wabanaki fancy baskets.Barbara Francis is an award winning Penobscot weaver, with ribbons from the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market.8 1/2 in. diameter x 6 in. high including finialThere are two ash flower bookmarks inside the basket. Basket is signed on bottom.
    $495.00
    $495.00
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  • Barbara Francis curlycue basket
    $495.00
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    Barbara Francis Curlycue Basket

    Barbara Francis Curlycue BasketThis round basket with curls incorporates dark heart wood from the ash tree, combined with lighter wood from the outer layers, to create a unique color effect. The two shades swirl around the exterior, meeting at a diagonal.Barbara Francis is an award winning Penobscot weaver, with ribbons from the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market.7 in. diameter x 6 1/4 in. high including finial
    $495.00
    $495.00
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  • Jane Zumbrunnen miniature shopping basket
    $95.00
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    Jane Zumbrunnen Miniature Shopping Basket

    Jane Zumbrunnen Miniature Shopping BasketMicmac basket maker Jane Zumbrunnen wove a miniature shopping basket from brown ash and sweetgrass.While unsigned, this basket came from a well documented prominent basket collection in the Bangor, Maine area.3 1/2 in. long x 3 1/2 in. high (including handles) x 1 1/2 in. deepNote: the basket collector attached nylon thread loops to her baskets for display purposes. This can be removed by the purchaser.
    $95.00
    $95.00
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  • Sierra Henries Birch Bark Cutting
    $1,200.00
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    Sierra Henries Birch Bark Cutting

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    Sierra Henries Birch Bark CuttingSierra Henries is a young Nipmuck artist living in Maine. Her chosen field of art is designing on birch bark. This extraordinary piece has been painstakingly cut from a sheet of bark, then darkened and adorned with a wood burning tool. The exquisite geometric design required precision and patience over countless hours to achieve, and makes for a beautiful showpiece.The design is pressed between two pieces of framed glass. It is also shown with a cream colored background, which is achieved by placing a board behind the frame, and could be made permanent by the buyer. The back of the birch is shown, with the artists' initials and year of creation.Frame is 10 3/4 in. high x 8 3/4 in. wide.Note: the Nipmuck, or Nipmuc tribe, is recognized by the state of Massachusetts.
    $1,200.00
    $1,200.00
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  • George Neptune Dazzling Corn Basket
    $750.00
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    George Neptune Dazzling Corn Basket

    George Neptune Dazzling Corn BasketGeorge Neptune is an award winning artist and educator. He uses his deep knowledge of Passamaquoddy culture and his life-long love of basket making to help keep traditions not only alive, but vibrant and moving forward.On one of the first corn baskets he made on a new mold, Neptune juxtaposed hot pink, lilac and lemon green with more subdued grey and deep green. It's a dazzling basket!1 3/4 in. diameter x 11 3/4 in. high
    $750.00
    $750.00
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  • Sarah Sockbeson black-brown point basket
    $575.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson Black-Brown Point Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Black-Brown Point BasketSarah Sockbeson, a young Penobscot basketmaker, has enjoyed great success with her richly colored, tightly woven baskets. In 2015, she won top awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, one of the highest achievements in the Native American art world.Also in 2015, her work was included in the Portland Art Museum's Biennial Exhibition, alongside several other important Maine Indian basket makers.This basket is woven from brown ash with natural as well as black and brown splints, sweetgrass around the rim and the finial, and an antler finial.2 3/4 in. diameter x 2 1/2 in. high, including finial
    $575.00
    $575.00
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  • Barbara Francis round basket
    $225.00
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    Barbara Francis Round Basket

    Barbara Francis Round BasketA round brown ash and sweetgrass basket woven by Penobscot basket maker Barbara Francis. The ash splints and sweetgrass have developed a gentle golden patina over time.6 in. diameter at the widest x 6 in. high including finial
    $225.00
    $225.00
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  • Clara Keezer Basket
    Clara Keezer Basket
    $550.00
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    Clara Keezer Brown Ash and Braided Sweetgrass Basket

    Clara Keezer Brown Ash and Sweetgrass BasketThe Wabanaki tribes of Maine, many of whom lived inland during winter and on the coast in the summer, began making fancy baskets in the late 1800's. Fancy baskets are more delicate than the utilitarian baskets made for carrying or storing goods. The tribal members sold utilitarian baskets, fancy baskets, canoes, and other wares to vacationers in the coastal resorts.Clara Keezer, a Passamaquoddy Indian born in 1930, was one of the women who kept the art of fancy basket making alive into the present. With the demise of coastal travel by the Indians, and the loss of the market, demand for fancy baskets dropped. Women like Clara Keezer held onto their basket making traditions, made innovations in designs, and share(d) their skills with younger generations.This basket was woven by Clara Keezer in 1997 from natural colored ash and braided sweetgrass.6 in. diameter x 6 1/2 in. high, including ribbon finial.
    $550.00
    $550.00
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  • Fred Tomah Large Eagle Basket
    Fred Tomah Laarge Eagle Basket
    $1,200.00
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    Fred Tomah Large Eagle Basket

    Fred Tomah Large Eagle BasketFred Tomah is one of a handful of members of the Maliseet tribe currently weaving baskets. He began making utilitarian baskets with family members almost fifty years ago. Breaking away from traditional packs and other utilitarian baskets, he has developed a style of his own, incorporating traditional methods and designs, but adding his own aesthetic touches.Tomah is known for weaving black and natural baskets with quatrefoil bottoms and stylized geometric designs. This large version of his eagle basket has the added touch of color; the turquoise eagle creates a stunning contrast with the black and natural ash colors.Approximately 13 in. high x 13 in. wide.
    $1,200.00
    $1,200.00
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  • Molly Neptune Parker Strawberry Basket
    $495.00
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    Molly Neptune Parker Strawberry Basket

    Molly Neptune Parker Strawberry BasketMolly Neptune Parker is a well respected, long-time Passamaquoddy basket maker. She was named a National Heritage Fellow in October, 2012 by the National Endowment for the Arts.Parker has been known for her strawberry baskets for many years. Along with flower baskets, it is one of her signature pieces.4 1/2in. diameter x 9 1/2 in. high, including sweetgrass; basket is 6" tall without the sweetgrass.
    $495.00
    $495.00
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  • Molly Neptune Parker Sewing Basket
    $1,595.00
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    Molly Neptune Parker Sewing Basket

    Molly Neptune Parker Sewing BasketMolly Neptune Parker is a well respected, long-time Passamaquoddy basket maker. She was named a National Heritage Fellow in October, 2012 by the National Endowment for the Arts.This basket will hold treasured sewing implements in grand style. Sweetgrass and colors adorn the vertical sides; flowers of several colors are added to the cover. A pincushion and a tray are attached inside. Flowers on the cover are Ms. Parker's signature style, handed down from her mother and used by her grandson.10 in. diameter x 9 1/2 in. high, including flowers
    $1,595.00
    $1,595.00
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  • Marian Wolfe Honeysuckle Vase
    $60.00
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    Marian Wolfe Honeysuckle Vase

    Marian Wolfe Honeysuckle VaseCherokee basket makers have been weaving baskets from honeysuckle vines since the early 20th century. The vines are woven around white oak standards. Natural dyes are often used to create very pleasing patterns. Walnut dye was used to create the rich brown color.4 1/2" high x 3 3/4" diameter
    $60.00
    $60.00
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  • Marian Wolfe Honeysuckle Basket
    $60.00
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    Marian Wolfe Honeysuckle Basket

    Marian Wolfe Honeysuckle BasketCherokee basket makers have been weaving baskets from honeysuckle vines since the early 20th century. The vines are woven around white oak standards. Natural dyes are often used to create very pleasing patterns. Walnut dye was used to create the rich brown color.3 1/8" diameter x 3 1/4" high, to the top of the finial.
    $60.00
    $60.00
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  • Aron Griffith tree basket
    Aron Griffith tree basket
    $1,200.00
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    Aron Griffith tree basket

    Aron Griffith tree basket: Griffith is one of only a few Maine Maliseet artists creating baskets. This is a stunning basket, made from birch bark harvested in the summer, adorned with a sensuous tree on each side. This basket will make a wonderful centerpiece, or a terrific addition to any Native American art collection.Basket is approximately 12" in diameter and 12" high; 16" high including handle. Materials: birch bark, brown ash, sinew,
    $1,200.00
    $1,200.00
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  • Sarah Sockbeson vase form basket with green and grey dyes
    $1,600.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson vase form with curls

    Sarah Sockbasen, a young Penobscot basketmaker, has enjoyed great success with her richly colored, tightly woven baskets. In 2015, she won top awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, one of the highest achievements in the Native American art world.Also in 2015, her work was included in the Portland Art Museum's Biennial Exhibition, alongside several other important Maine Indian basket makers.Altogether, the vase shape, the proportions, the colors, and the delicate wave shapes separating the vertical elements create a magnificent basket.Basket is 5 1/4" high; 6 3/4" including antler finial. 3 3/4" diameter at its widest point.Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, antler, dyes
    $1,600.00
    $1,600.00
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  • $600.00
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    Sylvia Gabriel Round Basket

     Sylvia Gabriel Round BasketDaughter of Mary Mitchell Gabriel and sister of Deborah Gabriel Brooks, Sylvia Gabriel was an important link in the long tradition of Maine Passamaquoddy basketmakers. This tradition is thriving today, but only because of the persistence of the Gabriel family and others in northern Maine Wabanaki communities.This basket is woven from brown ash and sweetgrass, with intricate sweetgrass designs of diamonds and rows.6" diameter x 5" high
    $600.00
    $600.00
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  • $650.00
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    Clara Keezer Handkerchief Basket

    Clara Keezer Handkerchief BasketThe Wabanaki tribes of Maine, many of whom lived inland during winter and on the coast in the summer, began making fancy baskets in the late 1800's. Fancy baskets are more delicate than the utilitarian baskets made for carrying goods. The tribal members sold their wares to vacationers in the coastal resorts. This design dates to the Victorian era, when ladies brought their handkerchiefs in their trunks to their summer residences or hotels.Clara Keezer, a Passamaquoddy Indian born in 1930, is one of the women who kept the art of fancy basket making alive into the present. With the demise of coastal travel by the Indians, and the loss of the market, demand for fancy baskets dropped. Women like Clara Keezer held onto their basket making traditions, made innovations in designs, and share(d) their skills with younger generations.This basket was woven by Clara Keezer in 2003 from natural colored ash and braided sweetgrass,7" x 7" x 2"
    $650.00
    $650.00
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  • $550.00
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    Molly/Janet Neptune Flower Basket

    Molly and Janet Neptune Flower BasketMolly Neptune Parker is a well respected, long-time Passamaquoddy basket maker. She was named a National Heritage Fellow in October, 2012 by the National Endowment for the Arts.This basket, which is signed by Molly and her daughter Janet, comes from an extensive Wabanaki basket collection. It has the artists' signatures on the bottom and is dated 2003. A variety of colored flowers brighten up this round basket, which is woven from brown ash and braided sweetgrass.6" diameter x 7" high
    $550.00
    $550.00
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  • $650.00
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    Theresa Neptune Gardner: Braided Sweetgrass and Ash Basket

    Theresa Neptune Gardner: Braided Sweetgrass and Ash BasketTheresa Neptune Gardner, late sister of Clara Keezer, was a master basket maker whose work is highly cherished. She was one of the keepers of the art during a time when it was almost lost.This basket, with only the natural colors of ash splints and braided sweetgrass, is a wonderful example of a beauty in form. The elegance of the vase form and the simple look belie a work that is time-consuming to create.Basket is signed and dated 12/10/03. A signed card is included as well.4 1/4" diameter x 5 3/4" high
    $650.00
    $650.00
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    Theresa Neptune Gardner: Braided Sweetgrass and Ash Basket

    Theresa Neptune Gardner: Braided Sweetgrass and Ash BasketTheresa Neptune Gardner, late sister of Clara Keezer, was a master basket maker whose work is highly cherished. She was one of the keepers of the art during a time when it was almost lost.Colorful hues contrast beautifully with natural ash and braided sweetgrass.Basket is not signed, but a signed card is included. Basket comes from a prominent Maine collection.6" diameter x 5 1/4" high
    $600.00
    $600.00
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  • $400.00
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    Molly Neptune Parker: Round Basket

    Molly Neptune Parker is a well respected, long-time Passamaquoddy basket maker. She was named a National Heritage Fellow in October, 2012 by the National Endowment for the Arts.This colorful round basket, from an extensive Wabanaki basket collection, is woven from brown ash, flat sweetgrass, and woven sweetgrass. It has an ash ribbon, which has been distorted from its center; this is most evident in the primary image.Basket is 6 1/2" diameter, 4" high
    $400.00
    $400.00
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  • $200.00
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    Aron Griffith bear doll

    Aron Griffith bear doll: Griffith is one of only a few Maliseet artists creating baskets. He works with birch bark, and dolls are one of his specialties . This doll, made from light summer bark, is adorned with the image of a bear and bear claws. The bear, one of the strongest land animals in North America, is known for its intelligence and speed as well.The artist adds a light silhouette around the images to create additional contrast between the dark and light surfaces.Doll is approximately 7" high; 8" wide; 1 1/2" dMaterials: birch bark, corn silk, wood, cedar, sinew, yarn
    $200.00
    $200.00
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  • $200.00
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    Aron Griffith tree doll

    Aron Griffith is one of only a few Maliseet artists creating baskets. He works with birch bark, and dolls are one of his specialties . This doll, made from light summer bark, is adorned with the image of a tree. The branches of the tree grow up and around the arms, creating a fascinating image. The artist adds a light silhouette around the tree to create additional contrast between the dark and light surfaces.Doll is approximately 7" high; 8" wide; 1 1/2" dMaterials: birch bark, corn silk, wood, cedar, sinew, yarn
    $200.00
    $200.00
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  • Ganessa Frey Miniature Point Basket
    $500.00
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    Ganessa Frey Miniature Point Basket

    Ganessa Frey miniature point basket.A delightful miniature basket by Ganessa Frey, with beautiful blue and yellow-green colors.This basket is tightly woven from brown ash with sweetgrass around the rim. It is a miniature basket with great presence.Basket is 2" diameter at its widest; 2 1/4" high including finial.
    $500.00
    $500.00
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  • Gina Brooks small etched birch bark basket
    $150.00
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    Gina Brooks Small Etched Birch Bark Basket

     Gina Brooks etched birch bark basket. Gina Brooks is a Maliseet artist from New Brunswick, one of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The Maliseet tribe is a member of the Wabanaki confederacy, spanning across Maine and the Maritime Provinces.This basket is formed from birch bark and is etched with traditional Wabanaki double curve designs. The double curve is said to represent balance. There are also vine and floral designs reminiscent of bead work and other art from the northern Woodlands tribes.Size: 3 1/2" wide x 3" deep x 3 1/4" high
    $150.00
    $150.00
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  • Gina Brooks etched birch bark basket
    Gina Brooks etched birch bark basket
    $225.00
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    Gina Brooks Etched Birch Bark Basket

     Gina Brooks etched birch bark basket. Gina Brooks is a Maliseet artist from New Brunswick, one of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The Maliseet tribe is a part of the Wabanaki confederacy, spanning across Maine and the Maritime Provinces.This basket is formed from birch bark and is etched with traditional Wabanaki double curve designs. The double curve is said to represent balance.Size: 4" diameter x 6" high
    $225.00
    $225.00
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  • $395.00
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    Gina Brooks Painted Birch Bark Basket

    Gina Brooks: painted birch bark basket. Gina Brooks is a Maliseet artist from New Brunswick, one of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The Maliseet tribe is a part of the Wabanaki confederacy, spanning across Maine and the Maritime Provinces.This basket is formed from birch bark and is painted in a style reminiscent of the floral beadwork of many Woodlands Indian tribes. This is a wonderful combination of traditional style with new media.Size: 7 1/2" diameter x 7" high
    $395.00
    $395.00
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  • Gabriel Frey Purse
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    Gabriel Frey Purse

    Gabriel Frey PursePassamaquoddy basket maker Gabriel Frey is son of Gal Frey and brother of Jeremy Frey. Gabriel's baskets are of the utilitarian type. He makes the ash baskets in the old way, with no nails or glue.This basket is made in the style of pack baskets, with a bulge that was designed to fit against the hull of a canoe. The leather cover peels back to expose the entire contents of the basket.Leather shoulder strap is easily removable with brass releases.A strip of leather runs up the front of the purse, showing through a lattice of ash. This purse is beautiful as well as rugged and is meant to be used; it need not sit on a shelf, though that can be done as well.Basket is 8 1/2 in. high x 6 1/2 in wide x 4 in. at its deepest
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  • $275.00
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    Three sisters birch bark basket

    Beautifully designed and executed, this birch bark basket is by Barry Dana, ex-chief of the Penobscot tribe and a respected guide, teacher, and lecturer.This open container is etched with the Three Sisters: corn, beans, and squash. These three vegetables were traditionally a cornerstone of the diet of the eastern Native American tribes.6 1/4" x 5" x 6" high
    $275.00
    $275.00
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  • $320.00
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    Covered, etched birch bark basket

    Beautifully designed and executed, this birch bark basket is by Barry Dana, ex-chief of the Penobscot tribe and a respected guide, teacher, and lecturer.This compact basket is adorned with etched floral designs on the sides and with traditional Wabanaki double curve designs woven on the cover with porcupine quills The surprise on this basket is the positive/negative aspect: on one side, the designs of the etchings are dark on a light background, while on the other side they are light on a dark background.4 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 3 high
    $320.00
    $320.00
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  • $320.00
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    Covered, etched birch bark basket

    Beautifully designed and executed, this birch bark basket is by Barry Dana, ex-chief of the Penobscot tribe and a respected guide, teacher, and lecturer.A dragonfly adorns one side of the container, while blueberries adorn the other side. Porcupine quills are woven into the cover, while sweetgrass is found atop the rim. The darker winter bark has been removed to create these traditional designs.4 1/4" x 3 3/8" x 4" high
    $320.00
    $320.00
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  • $250.00
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    Eggplant basket

    Amanda Ennis began making baskets in mid 2013. She is apprenticing with Sarah Sockbasin, whose influence is evident in Amanda's work. We look forward to seeing this young woman develop and grow as an artist.This basket has beautiful red and purple stripes as well as leaves to indicate its "eggplantness". It is designed to lie flat, but will stand straight if placed on a small round donut shaped base; we can supply this if you wish.4" high, including leaves; 1" diameter
    $250.00
    $250.00
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  • $350.00
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    Striped basket

    Amanda Ennis began making baskets in mid 2013. She is apprenticing with Sarah Sockbasin, whose influence is evident in Amanda's work. We look forward to seeing this young woman develop and grow as an artist.This basket is reminiscent in shape of the traditional Wabanaki pack basket. Creating this shape in miniature, including a rounded bottom and a rectangular top, was a challenging effort for this new basket maker, but the result was worth it.There are removable loose strands of sweetgrass in the basket.4 1/4" wide at the top, tapering to 2 1/2" at the bottom; 5 1/4" high
    $350.00
    $350.00
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  • $1,400.00
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    Tall basket with braided sweetgrass

    A very stately basket by the late Sylvia Gabriel. Sylvia, her mother Mary, and her sister Deborah Brooks are wonderful examples of multi-generational basket making in the Wabanaki communities.The braided sweetgrass on the top part of the basket and on the cover are time consuming to braid and weave, yet they add a beautiful decorative touch.Basket is 8 1/4" high, to the top of the culrs on the cover; 7" diameter at its widest, tapering to 4 1/2" at the bottom.
    $1,400.00
    $1,400.00
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  • $650.00
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    Checkerboard basket

    Daughter of Mary Mitchell Gabriel and sister of Deborah Gabriel Brooks, Sylvia Gabriel was an important link in the long tradition of Maine Passamaquoddy basketmakers.This checkerboard basket is woven from brown ash and braided sweetgrass.Basket is 4 1/2" high, not including finial; 5" diameter.
    $650.00
    $650.00
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  • Molly Neptune Parker Corn Basket
    $650.00
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    Molly Neptune Parker Corn Basket

    Molly Neptune Parker is a well respected, long-time Passamaquoddy basket maker. She was named a National Heritage Fellow in October, 2012 by the National Endowment for the Arts.This basket, from an extensive Wabanaki basket collection, is a bright yellow corn of ear. It is in excellent condition.Basket is 15 1/2" long, including leaves; ear is 6 1/2"; 2 1/4" diameter
    $650.00
    $650.00
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  • $70.00
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    Handled ash basket with sweetgrass

    A nice handled basket woven from brown ash, with a band of sweetgrass across the top. The darker heart ash contrasts very nicely with the lighter ash splints. The curls and the beautifully contrasting pink band and sweetgrass add much interest to the basket.6 1/2" l x 5 1/2" w x 2 3/4" h; 5" h, including handle
    $70.00
    $70.00
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  • $60.00
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    Mini basket

    A charming small round basket with one band of dark blue and a band of sweetgrass around the rim.2" diameter; 3/4" high
    $60.00
    $60.00
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  • $250.00
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    Market basket

    Passamaquoddy basket maker Gabriel Frey is son of Gal Frey and brother of Jeremy Frey. Gabriel's baskets are of the utilitarian type. He makes the ash baskets in the old way, with no hails or glue.This market basket has swinging handles for convenient stowing when not in use.16 1/2" long x 12" w; 4 3/4" high (12 1/2" high with handle in the up position)
    $250.00
    $250.00
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  • $450.00
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    Birch bark tray

    This folded birch bark platter makes a tremendous presence in any room. Variations in the bark have a wonderful visual impact. Spruce root lashings. <br><br>By Barry Dana, an ex-chief of the Penobscot tribe and a respected guide, teacher, and lecturer.23 1/4" x 23 3/4" x 4 1/2" deep; 7 1/2" deep including handles.Read more about the uses of birch bark by Native Americans.Contact us for shipping charges.
    $450.00
    $450.00
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    Birch bark doll w/bear design

    Aron Griffith is one of only a few Maliseet artists creating birch bark objects of beauty. This doll is adorned with bear images created by removing some outer bark to reveal lighter bark below.Doll is 7" high, excluding sweetgrass bundle; 8" wide; 1 1/2" d
    $200.00
    $200.00
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  • $1,000.00
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    Gal Frey Chair basket set

    Gal Frey Chair Basket SetFrances (Gal) Frey, mother of basket makers Jeremy Frey and Gabriel Frey, is also an accomplished Passamaquoddy basket maker in her own right.This is an absolutely charming set woven from brown ash, which comes from a tree that is sacred to the Wabanaki, as well as aromatic coastal sweetgrass. It includes a working rocking chair, a love seat, and a high back wiker-style chairGal (Frances) Frey has won awards for her work at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market as well as the Santa Fe Indian Market (SWAIA)Rocker: 3 3/4" h x 3 1/2" w x 2 1/2" d Love Seat: 3 1/2" h x 5 1/2" w x 1 7/8" d High Back Chair: 4" h x 3 3/4" w x 2 1/2" d
    $1,000.00
    $1,000.00
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  • $180.00
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    Birch bark basket with quillwork

    Beautifully designed and executed, this birch bark basket is by Barry Dana, an ex-chief of the Penobscot tribe and a respected guide, teacher, and lecturer.This basket has some wonderful texture in a few spots. Porcupine quills woven on the cover; sweetgrass braid around the edge. Stitched with spruce root.Read more about the uses of birch bark by Native Americans.6 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 6 1/2" h, including cover.
    $180.00
    $180.00
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    Brown ash and sweetgrass basket

    Stuart Tomah, Passamaquoddy basket maker, has created a beautiful basket from brown ash with sweetgrass adornment. Note the narrow gauge of the splints.7 3/4" w x 7" h, including cover and finial.
    $550.00
    $550.00
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    Sweetgrass and brown ash basket

    Theresa Neptune Gardner, late sister of Clara Keezer, was a master basket maker whose work is highly cherished. She was one of the keepers of the art during a time when it was almost lost.This fine, natural colored basket is in excellent condition, and is signed and dated on the bottom.5 3/4" diameter x 3 1/2" h; 4 1/2" high with cover
    $550.00
    $550.00
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    Braided sweetgrass basket

    This basket has an abundance of sweetgrass, which gives it a wonderful aroma.6 1/2" Diameter by 1 1/2"H
    $300.00
    $300.00
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    Flat sweetgrass basket

    This basket has an abundance of sweetgrass, which gives it a wonderful aroma.The basket is a collaboration between Pam and her son Jacob. The basket you receive may vary slightly from the pictures.3" Diameter by 1 1/4"H
    $120.00
    $120.00
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  • $110.00
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    Medium Flat Sweetgrass Basket

    An aromatic miniature basket, woven from sweetgrass and ash.This basket is a collaboration between Pam and her son Jacob. The basket you receive may vary slightly from the pictures.2 1/2" diameter x 3/4"
    $110.00
    $110.00
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    Medium Acorn Basket

    This basket lies on its side, as an acorn does (bottom is not flat). Under the lid of the basket is a turtle, and inside is a sweetgrass prayer braid.Prayers for Humanity Basket:"The acorn is a symbol of life and growth. Everything is connected, represented by the spiral weave. I pray for world peace, for a world full of compassion and tolerance. A world where all of the children love and encourage each other. I visualize the human race enjoying themselves, doing the creative things that make them fulfilled.As I pray, I breathe deep and long intending a moment of peace and contentment to all of my brothers and sisters of the Earth. As I smudge, I imagine the smoke going up, up ,up and out to the whole world and those in need of a prayer. As I practice the healing art of Qi-Gong, I visualize a world of health, strong, bright, and full of laughter and love!As I walk, I take notice of all the beauty my eyes see, all the scents my nose smell, all of the elements my skin feels, all of the sounds my ears hear! And I give thanks for being alive, For being aware, For knowing LOVE!As I write this I can feel my little spirit grow stronger. 'Cause you see-life is a spiral. What goes out comes back. The more I feel, the more alive I am. The more I give, the more I get.The more I understand about being in the moment, the more beautiful everyone and everything IS!I am calm and relaxed, right now... My being is here to learn how to spread love. My challenges are many, as I experience I gain insight.Peace be with you!"Pam outdusis Cunningham3 1/2 high (not including stem) x 3 1/4" diameter
    $250.00
    $250.00
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    Natural Sweetgrass and Ash Handkerchief Basket

    Many Wabenaki fancy baskets were designed around the turn of the 20th century to be sold in Maine's coastal resort communities. You can imagine the ladies buying a basket such as this one in which to store their handkerchiefs. With any luck, the handkerchief would pick up some of the sweet aroma from the grass!This handkerchief basket retains the natural color of the ash wood as well as the sweetgrass. No dyes were used7" square x 2 3/4" high
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    Butch Phillips Birch Bark Moose Call
    $225.00
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    Butch Phillips Birch Bark Moose Call

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    Butch Phillips Birch Bark Moose CallPenobscot artist Butch Phillips makes canoes and other items from birch bark. This item is a moose call, used by hunters to lure the animals during a hunt. Phillips demonstrates an excellent moose call; while we don't have a recording of him, you can watch a video of a moose call demonstration here: Moose call demonstration.Phillips' moose call is etched with a Wabanaki double curve as well as floral designs.19 1 /2 in. long x 6 3/4 in. diameter at its widest.
    $225.00
    $225.00
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    Allen Hold Passamaquoddy basket
    $210.00
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    Allen Hold Passamaquoddy Basket

    Allen Hold Passamaquoddy BasketAllen Hold is a young Passamaquoddy in an apprentice program with his cousin, George Neptune. George, of course, is an award-winning basket maker who has been making baskets almost his entire life. This is the first basket Allen has completed since starting the apprenticeship.Blue and grey tones contrast beautifully with grey and natural ash.5 in. diameter x 5 in. high to top of ribbon finial
    $210.00
    $210.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson turquoise point basket
    $625.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson Turquoise Point Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Turquoise Point BasketSarah Sockbeson, a young Penobscot basketmaker, has enjoyed great success with her richly colored, tightly woven baskets. In 2015, she won top awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, one of the highest achievements in the Native American art world.Also in 2015, her work was included in the Portland Art Museum's Biennial Exhibition, alongside several other important Maine Indian basket makers.This basket is woven from brown ash with natural as well as turquoise and grey splints, sweetgrass around the rim and the finial, and an antler finial.3 in. diameter x 3 1/2 in. high, including finial
    $625.00
    $625.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson miniature basket
    $375.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson Miniature Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Miniature BasketSarah Sockbeson, a young Penobscot basketmaker, has enjoyed great success with her richly colored, tightly woven baskets. In 2015, she won top awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, one of the highest achievements in the Native American art world. Also in 2015, her work was included in the Portland Art Museum's Biennial Exhibition, alongside several other important Maine Indian basket makers.This is a miniature basket woven from brown ash with natural as well as green splints, sweetgrass around the rim, and an antler finial.21/4 in. diameter x 2 1/4 in. high, including finial
    $375.00
    $375.00
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    Paula Thorne Vase Basket
    $225.00
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    Paula Thorne Vase Basket

    Paula Thorne Vase BasketA tall brown ash and sweetgrass basket woven around a glass vase in 2002. Since that time, the ash splints and sweetgrass have developed a gentle golden patina.9 in. high x 4 1/2 in. wide, including amphora style handles
    $225.00
    $225.00
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    Caron Shay curlicue basket
    Caron Shay curlicue basket
    $425.00
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    Caron Shay Curlicue Basket

    Caron Shay Curlicue BasketPenobscot basket maker Caron Shay wove this basket with curls in 2005. Since that time, the ash splints and sweetgrass have developed a gentle golden patina.4 1/2 in. diameter x 5 in. high, to top of finial
    $425.00
    $425.00
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    Gabriel Frey Tall Purse
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    Gabriel Frey Tall Purse/Fancy Pack

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    Gabriel Frey Tall PurseGabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy basket maker, has been specializing in utilitarian baskets, similar to those made by his family for many generations. With his latest series of purses and packs, he has created a new category of fancy utilitarian baskets. This rugged large purse/pack is adorned with natural dyes of various shades. The leather is cut away to reveal the woven cover below, in the shape of a Wabanaki double curve. The double curve design is commonly thought to indicate balance.This stunning designer purse is fully lined with supple brown leather, including a large inner pocket to separate contents into two sections. It is a fashionable way to carry your possessions, whether in the city or in the country.15 1/2 in. tall, including leather handle; 8 1/2 in. at its widest point; 4 1/2 in. at its deepest point.
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    Jeremy Frey Fine Weave Basket
    $700.00
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    Jeremy Frey Fine Weave Basket

    Jeremy Frey Fine Weave BasketJeremy Frey is one of the top basket makers in the country, having won Best of Show awards at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market as well as Santa Fe Indian Market. He is a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe of Maine, one of the four tribes of the Wabanaki Alliance.Read about the artist here.From a private collection, we offer a fine weave basket from 2008. Jeremy Frey pioneered the use of thin splints to create a tight weave, solid basket. The natural color ash makes for a pristine look.Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass.
    $700.00
    $700.00
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    Fred Tomah Medicine Basket
    $300.00
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    Fred Tomah Medicine Basket

    Fred Tomah Medicine BasketFred Tomah is one of a handful of Maliseet currently weaving baskets. He began making utilitarian baskets with family members almost fifty years ago. Breaking away from traditional packs and other utilitarian baskets, he has developed a style of his own, incorporating traditional methods and designs, but adding his own aesthetic touches.Thoma is known for weaving black and natural baskets with quatrefoil bottoms and stylized geometric designs. This Wabanaki medicine basket is a colored version with quatrefoil designs on the cover as well as bottom. It is a stunning design!10 in. diameter x 7 in. high
    $300.00
    $300.00
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    George Neptune Partially Ripe Black Raspberry basket
    $490.00
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    George Neptune Partially Ripe Black Raspberry Basket

    George Neptune Partially Ripe Black Raspberry BasketGeorge Neptune is an award winning artist and educator. He uses his deep knowledge of Passamaquoddy culture and his life-long love of basket making to help keep traditions not only alive, but vibrant and moving forward.Partially ripe berry baskets are one of the most popular of Neptune's baskets, which range into extremely elaborate floral and bird designs.2 1/4 in. diameter x 4 1/4 in. high including stem; basket is 2 1/2 in. high without stem.
    $490.00
    $490.00
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    Jeremy Frey urchin basket
    $1,200.00
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    Jeremy Frey Urchin Basket Medium

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    Jeremy Frey Urchin Basket MediumJeremy Frey is one of the top basket makers in the country, having won Best of Show awards at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market as well as Santa Fe Indian Market. He is a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe of Maine, one of the four tribes of the Wabanaki Alliance.Read about the artist here.The green and black dyes contrast beautifully with the natural colored ash and sweetgrass. Note how the points grow smaller as the basket crests and approaches the cover.Size: 5 1/2" diameter; 4" high, including finial.Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, dyes.
    $1,200.00
    $1,200.00
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    Jeremy Frey flat fine-weave basket - large
    $550.00
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    Jeremy Frey Flat Fine-weave Basket – large

    Jeremy Frey flat fine-weave basket - large Jeremy Frey is one of the top basket makers in the country, having won Best of Show awards at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market as well as Santa Fe Indian Market. He is a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe of Maine, one of the four tribes of the Wabanaki Alliance.Read about the artist here.This handsome flat basket has alternating stripes of black and natural colored ash. Sweetgrass borders the edge of the basket as well as the cover. This version has a ring of sweetgrass surrounding the finial as well.Size: 4 3/4" diameter; 2 1/2" high, including finial.Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, dyes.
    $550.00
    $550.00
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    Jeremy Frey flat fine-weave basket
    $500.00
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    Jeremy Frey Flat Fine-weave Basket

    Jeremy Frey flat fine-weave basket. Jeremy Frey is one of the top basket makers in the country, having won Best of Show awards at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market as well as Santa Fe Indian Market. He is a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe of Maine, one of the four tribes of the Wabanaki Alliance.Read about the artist here.This handsome flat basket has alternating stripes of black and natural colored ash. Sweetgrass borders the edge of the basket as well as the cover.Size: 4" diameter; 2 1/4" high, including finial.Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, dyes.
    $500.00
    $500.00
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    Ganessa Frey Point Basket
    $600.00
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    Ganessa Frey Point Basket

    Ganessa Frey point basketA beautiful point basket by Ganessa Frey. Frey comes from a basket weaving family, including her mother Kim Bryant, as well as her aunts Pam and Susan. In addition, she works side by side with her husband, Jeremy; the two of them consistently trade design and weaving ideas.This basket is beautifully woven, with light blue, dark blue and black splints, as well as natural colored brown ash.Basket is 5" diameter at its widest; 5" high.
    $600.00
    $600.00
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    Jeremy Frey Acorn Basket
    $1,000.00
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    Jeremy Frey Acorn Basket

    Jeremy Frey acorn basket.Jeremy Frey is one of the top basket makers in the country, having won Best of Show awards at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market as well as Santa Fe Indian Market. He is a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe of Maine, one of the four tribes of the Wabanaki Alliance.Read about the artist here.This is a fine weave basket in the shape of an acorn. Frey uses natural braided cedar to add color and texture to the natural colored ash basket. The ring enables the basket to stand upright or at a slight angle. This basket looks and feels beautiful!The use of cedar not only adds color and texture; it also is an alternative weaving material for basket makers who are intent on preserving brown ash in light of the infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. This insect had devastated ash trees across the northern sections of the U.S., and threatens to wipe out entire populations of these trees.Size: 5 1/2" high, including stem; 4 3/4" diameterMaterials: brown ash, cedar.
    $1,000.00
    $1,000.00
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    Gal Frey Point Basket
    Gal Frey Point Basket
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    Gal Frey Point Basket

    Gal Frey Point BasketFrances (Gal) Frey, mother of basket makers Jeremy Frey and Gabriel Frey, is also an accomplished Passamaquoddy basket maker in her own right.This point basket is adorned with soft blues and grays. There are some teal standards visible on the side of the cover; notice, also, that the points on the outer edge of the cover are lighter in color than those in the center. Braided sweetgrass is woven across the points as well. These subtle touches add significantly to the aesthetics of this basket.Gal (Frances) Frey has won awards for her work at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market as well as the Santa Fe Indian Market (SWAIA)4 1/2" High x 5" diameter
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    Ganessa Frey graduated color basket
    $600.00
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    Ganessa Frey Graduated Color Basket

    Ganessa Frey graduated color basketThis basket by Ganessa Frey, with graduated teal colors contrasting with black and natural colored ash, is an aesthetic treat!This basket is tightly woven from brown ash with sweetgrass around the rim.Basket is 4 1/2" diameter at its widest; 5 1/4" high including finial.
    $600.00
    $600.00
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    Barry Dana etched birchbark basket
    Barry Dana etched birchbark basket
    $325.00
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    Barry Dana Etched Birchbark basket

    Barry Dana etched birchbark basketBeautifully designed and executed, this birch bark basket is by Barry Dana, ex-chief of the Penobscot tribe and a respected guide, teacher, and lecturer.The traditional Wabanaki double-curve design is woven into the basket's cover in porcupine quills. A buck adorns one side of the container, while a howling wolf adorns the other side. Porcupine quills are woven into the cover, while sweetgrass is found atop the rim. The darker winter bark has been removed to expose the lighter bark underneath and to create these traditional designs.4 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 4 1/8" high
    $325.00
    $325.00
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    Ganessa Frey pineapple basket
    Ganessa Frey pineapple basket
    $700.00
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    Ganessa Frey Pineapple Basket

    Ganessa Frey Pineapple BasketA striking pineapple basket by Ganessa Frey, wife of award-winning basketmaker Jeremy Frey. The basket is beautifully colored and appointed with a fine set of leaves.Within the cover is a tiny green corn-like basket, serving as a base for the leaves. This is a tightly woven basket with great presence.basket is 2 1/4" diameter; 3" high; 5 3/4" high with leaves
    $700.00
    $700.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson diamond basket
    $600.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson Diamond Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson diamond basket.Sarah Sockbeson, a young Penobscot basketmaker, has enjoyed great success with her richly colored, tightly woven baskets. In 2015, she won top awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, one of the highest achievements in the Native American art world.Also in 2015, her work was included in the Portland Art Museum's Biennial Exhibition, alongside several other important Maine Indian basket makers.This is an intriguing basket, with dark turquoise colored curls forming the edges of diamond-like shapes.2" high; 3 1/4" including antler finial; 2 3/4" diameterMaterials: brown ash, sweetgrass, antler, dyes
    $600.00
    $600.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson curl basket
    $525.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson Curl Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson curl basket.Sarah Sockbeson, a young Penobscot basketmaker, has enjoyed great success with her richly colored, tightly woven baskets. In 2015, she won top awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, one of the highest achievements in the Native American art world.Also in 2015, her work was included in the Portland Art Museum's Biennial Exhibition, alongside several other important Maine Indian basket makers.This is an elegant basket, with rich brown combined with black, and natural colored curls.2 1/2" high; 3 3/4" including antler finial; 3" diameterMaterials: brown ash, sweetgrass, antler, dyes
    $525.00
    $525.00
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