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    Kenny Keezer small natural curl basket
    Kenny Keezer small natural curl basket

    Kenny Keezer Small Natural Curl Basket

    Kenny Keezer Small Natural Curl Basket

    Kenny Keezer is the youngest son of famed basket maker Clara Keezer. He is a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe of Maine, one of the four tribes of the Wabanaki Alliance.

    This small basket with curls and braided sweetgrass is woven from naturally colored brown ash.

    Size: 2 5/8 in. diameter; 3 in. high, including finial.

    Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass.

    $80.00
  • Dolly Barnes round basket
    Dolly Barnes round basket

    Dolly Barnes Round Basket

    Dolly Barnes Round Basket

    Dolly Barnes learned how to weave from her mother, renowned basket maker Molly Neptune Parker. In this basket, she used a color palette reminiscent of colors Molly typically uses.

    5 1/2 inches diameter x 3 inches high

    $200.00
  • Butch Jacobs natural ash and blue basket
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    Butch Jacobs Natural Ash and Blue Basket

    Butch Jacobs Natural Ash and Blue Basket

    A lovely open basket by Passamaquoddy artist Gerald (Butch) Jacobs. Jacobs carries on the family tradition of basket making; his grandmother, Angela Barnes was a member of the renowned Neptune family.

    A ribbon weave is complemented by a pretty blue ash splints.

    8 1/2 inches wide x 7 inches deep x 9 1/2 inches high

    $125.00
  • Alannah Barnes Ash Basket
    Alanna Barnes ash basket Online

    Alannah Barnes Ash Basket

    Alannah Barnes Ash Basket

    Alannah Barnes is a granddaughter of Molly Neptune Parker, a well respected, long-time Passamaquoddy basket maker. Molly was named a National Heritage Fellow in October, 2012 by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Young Alannah is in her teen years, and is the first great-grandchild of Molly’s to take up weaving.

    4 1/2in. diameter x 9 1/2 in. high, including finial.

    $135.00
  • Butch Jacobs flared basket
    Butch Jacobs flared basket

    Butch Jacobs Flared Basket

    Butch Jacobs Flared Basket

    A lovely basket with flare (at the top) by Passamaquoddy artist Gerald (Butch) Jacobs. Jacobs carries on the family tradition of basket making; his grandmother, Angela Barnes was a member of the renowned Neptune weaving family.

    Curls and a ribbon weave are complemented by a maroonish spiral.

    3 3/4 in. high x 4 in. diameter

    $75.00
  • Butch Jacobs blue spiral flat basket

    Butch Jacobs Blue Spiral Flat Basket

    Butch Jacobs Blue Spiral Flat Basket

    A lovely flat basket by Passamaquoddy artist Gerald (Butch) Jacobs. Jacobs carries on the family tradition of basket making; his grandmother, Angela Barnes was a member of the renowned Neptune weaving family.

    In this small, flat basket Butch has incorporated curls on the bottom along with a spiral of attractive blue ribbon and a thick sweetgrass rim on the top.

    3 1/2 in. diameter x 1 1/4 in. high

    $130.00
  • George Neptune flower earrings

    George Neptune Flower Earrings

    George Neptune Flower Earrings

    Master basket maker George Neptune has turned his considerable skills to a fine pair of earrings. Woven from brown ash and sweetgrass, as are all of his baskets, these earrings include a centerpiece of flowers with green petals. Lightweight, of course.

    1 1/4 in. diameter x 1/2 in. deep

     

     

    $350.00
  • Clara Keezer Basket
    Clara Keezer Basket

    Clara Keezer Brown Ash and Braided Sweetgrass Basket

    Clara Keezer Brown Ash and Sweetgrass Basket

    The 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
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    Jeremy Frey fine weave basket
    Jeremy Frey fine weave basket

    Jeremy Frey Fine Weave Basket

    Jeremy Frey 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.

    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.

    $600.00
  • Molly Neptune Parker Strawberry Basket

    Molly Neptune Parker Strawberry Basket

    Molly Neptune Parker Strawberry 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.

    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.

    Please call 207 967-2122 for price and availability.

  • Molly Neptune Parker Sewing Basket

    Molly Neptune Parker Sewing Basket

    Molly Neptune Parker Sewing 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 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 grandchild, Geo Neptune.

    10 in. diameter x 9 1/2 in. high, including flowers

    This is a special order item. The price of the last one we sold in 2017 was $1,595; we will get a current quote from the artist should you be interested in ordering one. Please call 207 967-2122 to inquire.

  • Sylvia Gabriel Round Basket

     

    Sylvia Gabriel Round 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 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
  • Clara Keezer Handkerchief Basket

    Clara Keezer Handkerchief Basket

    The 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
  • 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
  • Gabriel Frey Purse

    Gabriel Frey Purse

    Gabriel Frey Purse

    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 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Molly Neptune Parker Corn Basket

    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
  • Gal Frey Chair basket set

    Gal Frey Chair Basket Set

    Frances (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 chair

    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)

    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
  • 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
  • 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
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    Jeremy Frey Yellow Point Basket
    Jeremy Frey Yellow Point Basket

    Jeremy Frey Yellow Point Basket

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    Jeremy Frey Yellow Point 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.

    An expertly woven point baskets in colors not usually associated with Jeremy Frey: yellow and black. Striking!

    Size: 6 1/4 in. diameter; 6 1/2″ high, including finial.

    Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, dyes.

    $1,600.00
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    Dolly Barnes small curl basket
    Dolly Barnes Small Curl Basket Dolly Barnes learned how to weave from her mother, renowned basket maker Molly Neptune Parker. In this basket, she used a color palette reminiscent of colors Molly typically uses, adding her own touches. Curls and a sweetgrass finial complete the look. 2 3/4 inches diameter x 4 inches high, including finial

    Dolly Barnes Small Curl Basket

    Dolly Barnes Small Curl Basket

    Dolly Barnes learned how to weave from her mother, renowned basket maker Molly Neptune Parker. In this basket, she used a color palette reminiscent of colors Molly typically uses, adding her own touches. Curls and a sweetgrass finial complete the look.

    2 3/4 inches diameter x 4 inches high, including finial

    $135.00
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    Jeremy Frey Turquoise Urchin Basket Medium
    Jeremy Frey Turquoise Urchin Basket Medium

    Jeremy Frey Turquoise Urchin Basket Medium

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    Jeremy Frey Urchin Basket Medium

    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.

    The turquoise 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; 3 1/2″ high, including finial.

    Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, dyes.

    $1,200.00
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    Ganessa Frey Indian corn basket
    Ganessa Frey Indian Corn basket

    Ganessa Frey Indian Corn Basket

    Ganessa Frey Indian Corn Basket

    Penobscot weaver Ganessa Frey creates corn baskets in a variety of designs. This rendition of Indian corn uses a stunning combination of colors, including black (technically not a color), blue, and purple. A touch of sweetgrass around the rim provides a lighter contrast to the dark colors.

    While corn baskets are usually woven with curls, Ganessa’s use of points instead of curls is a wonderful innovation.The tightly woven basket has a great presence; it needs to be seen in person to be appreciated.

    14 in. long; corn body is 2 in. diameter.

    Note there is one tiny knothole visible on a black leaf; this is a natural occurrence in the wood used for weaving the basket.

    $800.00
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    Butch Jacobs open basket
    Butch Jacobs basket

    Butch Jacobs Open Basket

    Butch Jacobs Open Basket

    A lovely open basket by Passamaquoddy artist Gerald (Butch) Jacobs. Jacobs carries on the family tradition of basket making; his grandmother, Angela Barnes was a member of the renowned Neptune weaving family.

    Curls and a ribbon weave are complemented by a maroonish spiral.

    7 3/4 in. diameter x 4 1/2 in. high

    $95.00
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    Dolly Barnes maroon basket vase

    Dolly Barnes Maroon Basket Vase

    Dolly Barnes Maroon Basket Vase

    Dolly Barnes is an apprentice of her mother, renowned basket maker Molly Neptune Parker. This basket is dyed a beautiful maroon color. It includes braided sweetgrass and a chain weave of natural colored ash. Weaving baskets around vases has been a long-standing tradition among Wabanaki basket makers. It allows the basket to be filled with flowers, though dried flowers are preferred, so spilling water does not stain the ash.

    11 in. high; 6 1/2 in. diameter at its widest; mouth of jar is 5 in. in diameter

    $450.00
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    Frances Soctomah flower basket

    Frances Soctomah Flower Basket

    Frances Soctomah Flower Basket

    Frances Soctomah started making baskets at age 8, under the tutelage of her grandmother Molly Neptune Parker. She is continuing in her family’s tradition of adding flowers to her basket covers.

    Cover is 7 1/2 in. diameter; 7 in. high, including finial

    $450.00
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    Molly Neptune Parker Braided Sweetgrass Flower Basket

    Molly Neptune Parker Braided Sweetgrass Flower Basket

    Molly Neptune Parker Braided Sweetgrass Flower 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 has several design elements combined into one great package: points, braided sweetgrass, and Molly Neptune Parker’s signature flowers.

    6 1/2 in. diameter x 61/2 in. high, including flowers

    $685.00
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    Ganessa Frey black and natural corn basket

    Ganessa Frey Black and Natural Corn Basket

    Ganessa Frey Black and Natural Corn Basket

    Penobscot weaver Ganessa Frey creates corn baskets in a variety of designs. This one is black and white with porcupine points. A unique feature that creates a stunning look is alternating black and natural ash leaves.

    The tightly woven basket has a great presence.

    16 in. long; corn body is 2 in. diameter; leaves are 3 in. across.

    $800.00
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    Ganessa Frey miniature pumpkin basket

    Ganessa Frey Miniature Pumpkin Basket

    Ganessa Frey Miniature pumpkin basket

    A delightful miniature pumpkin basket by Penobscot weaver Ganessa Frey.

    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″ high; 3″ high including stem.

    $500.00
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    Ganessa Frey Large Pineapple Basket

    Ganessa Frey Large Pineapple Basket

    Ganessa Frey Large Pineapple Basket

    In a departure from her miniature baskets, Penobscot weaver Ganessa Frey has created a large pineapple. The basket is beautifully colored and appointed with a fine set of leaves. The basket looks as much like a real pineapple as a woven basket can.

    This is a tightly woven basket with great presence.

    9 1/2 in. high x 4 in. diameter

    $650.00
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    Allen Hold Passamaquoddy basket

    Allen Hold Passamaquoddy Basket

    Allen Hold Passamaquoddy Basket

    Allen 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
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    George Neptune Dazzling Corn Basket

    George Neptune Dazzling Corn Basket

    George Neptune Dazzling Corn Basket

    George 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
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    Gabriel Frey Tall Purse

    Gabriel Frey Tall Purse/Fancy Pack

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    Gabriel Frey Tall Purse

    Gabriel 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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    George Neptune Partially Ripe Black Raspberry basket

    George Neptune Partially Ripe Black Raspberry Basket

    George Neptune Partially Ripe Black Raspberry Basket

    George 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
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    Jeremy Frey urchin basket

    Jeremy Frey Urchin Basket Medium

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    Jeremy Frey Urchin Basket Medium

    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.

    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
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    Jeremy Frey flat fine-weave basket - large

    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
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    Jeremy Frey flat fine-weave basket

    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
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    Ganessa Frey Point Basket

    Ganessa Frey Point Basket

    Ganessa Frey point basket

    A 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
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    Jeremy Frey Acorn Basket

    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″ diameter

    Materials: brown ash, cedar.

    $1,000.00
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    Gal Frey Point Basket
    Gal Frey Point Basket

    Gal Frey Point Basket

    Gal Frey Point Basket

    Frances (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

    Ganessa Frey Graduated Color Basket

    Ganessa Frey graduated color basket

    This 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
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    Ganessa Frey pineapple basket
    Ganessa Frey pineapple basket

    Ganessa Frey Pineapple Basket

    Ganessa Frey Pineapple Basket

    A 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
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    Molly/Janet Neptune Flower Basket

    Molly and Janet Neptune Flower 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, 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
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    Mary Gabriel: Round Basket

    Born in 1908 on the Passamaquoddy reservation in Princeton, Maine, Mary Mitchell Gabriel was one of the matriarchs of Maine Indian basket making. She was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1994.

    Not only was she actively making baskets throughout her life, but she also passed on skills and knowledge to her daughters Sylvia Gabriel and Deborah Gabriel Brooks. Deborah continues to make baskets in the present.

     

    This round basket has mellowed with age to a nice golden patina and faded red and black. It was woven from brown ash, flat sweetgrass around the rim, and braided sweetgrass. It will make a nice addition to a collection with larger baskets by this master weaver, or it can be the first Mary Gabriel basket.

    6 1/2″ diameter, 3 1/2″ high

    $450.00
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    Jeremy Frey web basket

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    Jeremy Frey web basket with points. This innovative design is everything you would expect from Frey. The inner woven ash basket is surrounded by a web of thicker pointed ash. Beautifully woven black and white shapes on finial.

    Size: 9″ diameter; 13″ high, including finial.

    Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, dyes.

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    Jeremy Frey point basket
    Jeremy Frey point basket

    Jeremy Frey urchin basket with points

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    Jeremy Frey urchin basket with points. The orange areas contrast beautifully with the black as well as the naturally colored areas.

    Size: 8″ diameter; 4 1/2″ high, including finial.

    Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, dyes.

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    Ganessa Frey pumpkin basket

    Ganessa Frey: Pumpkin Basket

    A delightful miniature pumpkin basket by Ganessa Frey, wife of award-winning basket maker Jeremy Frey.

    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″ high; 3″ high including stem.

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    Pineapple Basket

    A 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 1 3/4″ diameter; 2 5/8″ high; 6″ high with cover

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    Ganessa Frey point basket

    Ganessa Frey Point basket

    Ganessa Frey Point Basket

    A striking point basket in black and natural ash with sweetgrass by Ganessa Frey, wife of award-winning basketmaker Jeremy Frey. This is a tightly woven basket with great presence.

    5″ diameter; 5″ high

    $500.00
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    Covered pack basket

    Passamaquoddy basket maker Gabriel Frey is son of Gal Frey and brother of Jeremy Frey. Gabriel’s baskets are of the utilitarian type that are beautiful to handle and to look at. 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 opens to permit access contents of the basket.

    In addition to the shoulder strap, this basket has a wooden handle for convenience.

    This basket is rugged and is meant to be used; it need not sit on a shelf, though that can be done as well.

    Basket is 12 1/2″ high x 8 1/2″ wide x 4 1/2″ deep.

    Frey used vegetal dyes to create the maroon color.

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    Covered pack basket

    Passamaquoddy basket maker Gabriel Frey is son of Gal Frey and brother of Jeremy Frey. Gabriel’s baskets are of the utilitarian type, yet are aesthetically very pleasing. 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.

    This basket is rugged and is meant to be used; it need not sit on a shelf, though that can be done as well.

    Basket is 10″ high x 7 1/2″ wide x 4 1/4″ deep

    Frey used vegetal dyes to create the maroon colors.

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    Brown ash and sweetgrass basket

    Frances (Gal) Frey, mother of Jeremy Frey, is a master Passamaquoddy basket maker in her own right.

    This round ash basket is adorned with a rich, warm russet color as well as braided sweetgrass.

    5 3/4″ diameter x 4″ high, including finial.

    $400.00
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    Ash and sweetgrass basket with black stripes

    This is a stunning basket, woven by Clare Gabriel, daughter of Mary Mitchell Gabriel and sister of Sylvia Gabriel, in 2003. The cover is loaded with braided sweetgrass, with highlights of natural and black ash.

    The design is similar to acorn baskets, but is much taller than any acorns we have seen. In addition, it has a flat bottom, so it stands easily, unlike most acorn baskets.

    6″ diameter at top tapers to 3″ at bottom; 7 1/2″ high

    $750.00
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    Miniature shopping basket

    Angela Barnes was a member of the famed Passamaquoddy Neptune family, which includes a number of well-known weavers. This miniature shopping basket was woven in 2002; Barnes passed away in 2003.

    4″ wide x 2 1/2″ deep x 3 1/4″ high (5 1/2″ high with handles)

    $95.00
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    Small round basket

    Clara Keezer, winner of an NEA award in the early 2000’s, is one of the great Maine basket weavers. This basket probably dates to the early 2000’s. The color of the bright pinks and bluish-purple splints contrasts beautifully with the natural ash color as well as the braided sweetgrass. In addition, the angles create a dynamic composition out of what would have otherwise been static.

    4″ diameter; 3″ high, excluding the finials

    $350.00
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    Barrel basket with curls

    A colorful colored ash and sweetgrass basket with curls by Passamaquoddy weaver Kenny Keezer, son of acclaimed basket maker Clara Keezer.

    This basket nicely balances color, shape, and texture. There is some very slight fading of the exterior color; the interior colors are slightly brighter. This does not distract from the aesthetics of the basket.

    4 1/4″ diameter x 6″ high, including finial

    $275.00
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    Watermelon basket

    A yummy basket with bright watermelon colors. Woven by Rocky Keezer, son of Clara Keezer, from the Passamaquoddy tribe in northeastern Maine.

    This basket was collected in the early 2000’s, but the basket and the colors are intact.

    Materials: brown ash and sweetgrass

    9″ diameter; 6 1/4″ high

    $500.00
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    Round basket with frog handle

    Born in 1908 on the Passamaquoddy reservation in Princeton, Maine, Mary Mitchell Gabriel was one of the matriarchs of Maine Indian basket making. She was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1994.

    Not only was she actively making baskets throughout her life, but she also passed on skills and knowledge to her daughters Sylvia Gabriel and Deborah Gabriel Brooks. Deborah continues to make baskets in the present.

    Gabriel made this basket for a prominent collector when she was about 93 years old, in 2001. One of her granddaughters said this was the largest basket she had ever made. With its frog handle and braided sweetgrass, the basket is prototypical Mary Mitchell Gabriel.

    Cover is 10 1/2″ wide; basket is 5 1/2″ high, including handle.

    $2,200.00
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    Barrel basket

    A beautiful barrel basket by master basket maker Clara Keezer. While this basket was made in 2003, it was kept in storage for most of its existence, so the dyes are in excellent condition. This basket is Clara Keezer at her best.

    9″ high to top of finial; 5″ diameter at its widest point.

    $950.00
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    Large curlycue basket

    A grand basket by master basket maker Theresa Neptune Gardner, dated 2000. Gardner was one of the basket makers that helped to keep the art alive.

    This basket came from an extensive collection of Wabanaki baskets. It is in excellent condition, with a slight darkening of the ash.

    8″ diameter; 9″ high to top of finial.

    $1,400.00
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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
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    Frances Soctomah covered urn basket

    Frances Soctomah Covered Urn Basket

    Frances Soctomah Covered Urn Basket

    Frances Soctomah started making baskets at age 8, under the tutelage of her grandmother Molly Neptune Parker. She is continuing in her family’s tradition of adding flowers to her basket covers.

    This basket expresses beauty in simple, uncluttered design. Striking teal color is complemented by subtle but rich rows of tiny bronze curls near top of the basket and on the simple lid.

    6 in. diameter at its widest; 5 1/2 in. tall

    $780.00
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    Jeremy Frey cage Basket
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    Jeremy Frey cage basket

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    Jeremy Frey cage basket

    This innovative design is everything you would expect from Frey. The inner woven ash basket is surrounded by a cage of thicker pointed ash. Beautifully weave on the finial.

    Size: 6 1/2 in. diameter at its widest tapers to 4 in. at the base; 12 1/2 in. high, including finial.

    Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, dyes.

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    Frances Soctomah colored flower basket

    Frances Soctomah Colored Flower Basket

    Frances Soctomah Colored Flower Basket

    Frances Soctomah started making baskets at age 8, under the tutelage of her grandmother Molly Neptune Parker. She is continuing in her family’s tradition of adding flowers to her basket covers.

    Cover is 7 1/4 in. diameter; 6 in. high, including finial

    $550.00
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    Gabriel Frey colored purse

    Gabriel Frey Colored Purse

    Gabriel Frey Colored Purse

    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 nails or glue.

    This basket is made in the style of pack baskets, with a bulge that was originally 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.

    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 in wide x 4 in. at its deepest

    $850

    $850.00
  • Baskets of Time: Profiles of Maine Indian Basket Makers
    Baskets of Time: Profiles of Maine Indian Basket Makers

    Baskets of Time: Profiles of Maine Indian Basket Makers

    Baskets of Time: Profiles of Maine Indian Basket Makers

    In the early 1990s, the art of Wabanaki basketry was considered nearly extinct. Today it is a recognized as a vibrant and evolving form of Native American art.

    What saved this important art form from extinction? The imagination, hard work, and generosity of a core group of elders who had kept the tradition alive, along with the Maine Indian Basketmakers Association. Baskets of Time shares the stories of seventeen artists and families. Each profile describes how the artist learned the art of basket weaving from individuals within their family and from other tribal members. In their own words, they describe how they transform such raw materials as sweetgrass and ash into beautiful baskets that have become award-winning works of art sold in galleries and exhibited in museums, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

    Gretchen Faulkner, Director of the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine, has written an essay in which she provides the historical background for the tradition of Maine Wabanaki basket making–and the important role the art form played in the past and still plays today in the lives of in the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet and Micmac tribes.

    Baskets of Time is beautifully produced book that is fully illustrated with color photography of each artist and their work. It will appeal to collectors of Native American basket making; to people who are just discovering basketry art; and to those who are interested in learning the story of how an ancient Native American art form has been not only saved from extinction but also imbued with the energy and creativity of a new generation of Wabanaki artists.

    145 pages, softcover

    $45.00
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    Jeremy Frey traditional basket

    Jeremy Frey Traditional Basket

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    Jeremy Frey Traditional Basket

    Jeremy 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
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    Ganessa Frey Miniature Point Basket

    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
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    Ganessa Frey strawberry basket

    Ganessa Frey Strawberry Basket

    Ganessa Frey strawberry basket.

    A colorful miniature strawberry basket by Ganessa Frey, wife of award-winning basket maker Jeremy Frey.

    This basket is tightly woven from brown ash with sweetgrass around the rim. It is a miniature basket with great presence.

    The natural position of the basket is on it side, as real strawberries lay.

    Basket is 1 3/4″ diameter, tapering to 1″ at base; 2 1/2″ high, including stem.

    $390.00