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    Decontie-Brown Square Top Inlaid Ring
    Decontie-Brown Square Top Inlaid Ring

    Decontie & Brown Square Top Inlaid Ring

    Decontie & Brown Square Top Inlaid Ring

    A striking inlay of turquoise, lapis lazuli, and healarite serpentine in .935 Argentium silver, an alloy that has a higher content of silver than sterling and that is highly resistant to tarnish.

    Size 12 ring; inlay platform is 1 in. high x 7/8 in. wide (not really a square); bankd is 1/4 in. wide.

     

    $550.00
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    Decontie-Brown bumblebee jasper ring
    Decontie-Brown bumblebee jasper ring

    Decontie & Brown Bumblebee Jasper Ring

    Decontie-Brown bumblebee jasper ring

    A striking inlay of Siberian jet, turquoise, and bumblebee jasper in .935 Argentium silver, an alloy that has a higher content of silver than sterling and that is highly resistant to tarnish.

    Size 9 1/2 ring

     

    $375.00
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    Decontie & Brown Wabanaki vine earrings
    Decontie & Brown Wabanaki vine earrings

    Decontie & Brown Wabanaki Vine Earrings

    Decontie & Brown Wabanaki Vine Earrings

    An explosion of vivid color and design, these museum quality collector earrings are meticulously hand crafted in turquoise, lapis lazuli, jet, healarite and are set in .935 Argentium silver.

    The black vine pattern is in honor of traditional Wabanaki vine motifs and is a striking contrast to the lime green backdrop. Daring, dramatic and definitely different!

    – 1 1/4 in. diameter

    – Easy hook style back

    – Hypo allergenic, highly tarnish resistant Argentium silver

     

     

    $775.00
  • Decontie & Brown silver necklace with basket weave and rhyolite

    Decontie & Brown Silver Necklace with Basket Weave and Rhyolite

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    Decontie & Brown Silver Necklace with Basket Weave and Rhyolite

    Made from Argentium, this necklace incorporates local Maine traditions and materials. The dark rhyolite with white specks comes from Maine, found and cut by Jason Brown. The woven ash in the medallion represents the centuries old Maine Indian tradition of weaving with wood from the sacred ash tree.

    The texture of the silver is better visible on the rear of the medallion; the texture is used throughout the entire medallion, front and back.

    The hand made chain is 24 in. in length. The medallion is 1 3/4 in. high x 1 1/2 in. wide.

    Argentium is an alloy that contains 93.5% silver (higher silver content than sterling); it is highly tarnish resistant, making it easier to maintain in humid climates.

    $750.00
  • Decontie & Brown inlaid cast silver corn ring

    Decontie & Brown Inlaid Cast Silver Corn Ring

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    Decontie & Brown Inlaid Cast Silver Corn Ring

    Cast from silver (93.5%), this ring is inlaid with starry lapis lazuli, turquoise, and reddish jasper from Maine. Corn, a widespread staple of Native American diets, adorns the sides.

    Ring is size 11; band tapers from 5/16 in. to 3/16 in., for comfort. Platform with stones is 1/2 in. square.

    $525.00
  • Decontie & Brown multi-colored earrings

    Decontie & Brown Multi-colored Earrings

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    Decontie & Brown Multi-colored Earrings

    Handcrafted from Swarovski crystals, hematite, and glass beads, these earrings sparkle in the light, and will add color to your outfit and your day, especially if paired with the matching bracelet (sold separately).

    2 1/4 in. high.

    Stainless steel wire and findings.

     

     

    $125.00
  • Decontie & Brown multi-colored bracelet

    Decontie & Brown Multi-colored Bracelet

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    Decontie & Brown Multi-colored Bracelet

    Handcrafted from Swarovski crystals, hematite, and glass beads, this bracelet sparkles in the light, and will add color to your outfit and your day.

    Bracelet will fit a 6 1/2 in. wrist or smaller. It is approximately 3/4 in. wide.

    Stainless steel wire and findings.

    *** Matching earrings are sold separately. ***

    $325.00
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    Butch Phillips Birch Bark Moose Call

    Butch Phillips Birch Bark Moose Call

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    Butch Phillips Birch Bark Moose Call

    Penobscot 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.

    $330.00
  • Sarah Sockbeson black-brown point basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Black-Brown Point Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Black-Brown Point 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 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
  • Decontie & Brown Feather earrings

    Decontie & Brown Feather Earrings

    Decontie & Brown Feather Earrings

    These earrings represent feathers: blue jay, white owl, muti-color, and white with hematite beads. They will attract attention as they shimmer and glimmer with the movement of the beads.

    Glass beads, sterling silver ear wires and findings. Hematite beads on one pair.

    All except white earrings with hematite beads are approximately 2 1/2 in. high; white earrings with hematite beads are approximately 2 in. high. All are approximately 3/8 in. wide.

     

     

    $80.00
  • Decontie and Brown Indian Head Nickel Earrings
    Decontie and Brown Indian Head Nickel Earrings

    Decontie & Brown Nickel Earrings

    Decontie & Brown Indian Head Nickel Earrings

    These earrings include two genuine Indian Head nickels.

    Glass beads sterling silver ear wires, and sterling silver loops complete the set.

    2 1/2″ from top of ear wire to bottom of earring; 3/4″ wide

     

     

    $98.00
  • Decontie & Brown brass bracelet
    Decontie & Brown brass bracelet

    Decontie & Brown Brass Bracelet

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    Decontie & Brown brass bracelet

    Handcrafted from beautiful red brass, this bracelet incorporates the traditional Wabanaki design element of the double curve, prevalent in the bead work as well as other types of eastern Woodlands art.

    This bracelet is very lightweight, and can be part of your accessories for years to come. It can be worn with any number of colors and styles.

    The designs are stamped on the surface of the metal.

    1″ wide; 6 1/8″ inside circumference, including 1 1/8″ opening

     

    $80.00
  • Decontie & Brown aluminum bracelet
    Decontie & Brown aluminum bracelet

    Decontie & Brown Aluminum bracelet

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    Decontie & Brown aluminum bracelet is stamped with an attractive repeating scale-like design.

    Aluminum does not tarnish, is very light, and holds up to hard use. This bracelet can be part of your accessories for years to come. It can be worn with any number of colors and styles.

    1″ wide; 6 1/4″ inside circumference, including 1 1/4″ opening

    $95.00
  • Decontie & Brown Wabanaki Bracelet
    Decontie & Brown Wabanaki bracelet

    Decontie & Brown Wabanaki Bracelet

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    Decontie & Brown Wabanaki bracelet, handcrafted from aluminum, incorporates the traditional design element of the double curve, prevalent in the beadwork as well as other types of eastern Woodlands art.

    Aluminum does not tarnish, is very light, and holds up to hard use. This bracelet can be part of your accessories for years to come. It can be worn with any number of colors and styles.

    The designs are stamped on the surface of the metal. The center of the bracelet has a hammered look, which creates shadows and highlights.

    1″ wide; 6 1/4″ inside circumference, including 1 1/4″ opening

    $95.00
  • Decontie & Brown Wabanaki vine bracelet

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    Decontie & Brown: vine bracelet, handcrafted from sterling silver, incorporates the traditional design element of vines, prevalent in the beadwork as well as other types of eastern Woodlands art. This bracelet is delicate and elegant, qualities common to Penobscot art from Maine.

    Bracelet is 6 1/4″ inside circumference; 7/16″ wide

    $195.00
  • Tim Shay: Granite line totem

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    Tim Shay, Penobscot carver from Maine, has a series of totemic sculptures with geometric designs. This granite sculpture lies horizontally on a carved surface (last image in the series).

    The streamlined arrow-like shape rises dramatically from its point; the straight and circular incisions add a dynamic element.

    20″ Long x 8 3/4″ High x 5 1/4″ Deep

    Note the rough granite panel is the back of the sculpture; the bottom is one of the finished sides.

    $3,200.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cedar walking stick

    Stan Neptune is one of the finest living Wabanaki carvers. This clear-coated walking stick depicts a Penobscot wearing his tribe’s traditional headdress, with vertical feathers.

    40 3/4″ long x 1 5/8″ diameter

    $395.00
  • Painted Paddle

    A beautiful paddle, simple in design, carved exclusively with a traditional crooked knife by Barry Dana, talented Penobscot educator, outdoors guide and artist.

    Ash, brain-tanned leather, commercial paint.

    58″ x 6 1/2″

    $475.00
  • 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 used

    7″ square x 2 3/4″ high

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    Sarah Sockbeson ash-cedar basket
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    Sarah Sockbeson Ash-Cedar Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Ash-Cedar 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 basket is woven from brown ash as well as cedar, as well as sweetgrass around the rim and other places, and an antler finial. The natural colors of the wood are quite appealing.

    4 3/4 in. diameter x 4 in. high, including finial

    $550.00
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    Pam Cunningham wool basket
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    Sue Thompson Miniature Pine Cone Basket

    Sue Thompson Miniature Pine Cone Basket

     

    Sue Thompson Miniature Pine Cone Basket

    Sue Thompson, apprentice basket maker, creates a miniature orange pine cone basket, complete with scales. Rich brown color.

    Sue  is one of the talented Pam Cunningham’s sisters.

    3 1/2. high, including the finial; 2. diameter at its widest point.

    Note the purple ribbon holds the information card and is not a part of the basket proper.

    $190.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson corn basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Corn Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Corn 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 basket is woven from brown ash with natural as well as a variety of beautiful colors representing the hues of Indian corn, sweetgrass around the rim, real corn leaves in warm fall colors.

    Woven basket is 3 1/2 in. long; 9 1/4 in. long including leaves. Basket is 1 in. diameter; leaves are approximately 5 in. wide.

    $395.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson Teal Point-Curl Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Teal Point-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 basket is woven from brown ash with natural as well as a beautifully executed teal color, sweetgrass around the rim and the finial, and an antler finial.

    3 3/4 in. diameter x 4 in. high, including finial

    $675.00
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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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    Barbara Francis point basket

    Barbara Francis Point Basket

    Barbara Francis Point Basket

    This 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 finial

    There are two ash flower bookmarks inside the basket. Basket is signed on bottom.

    $495.00
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    Barbara Francis curlycue basket

    Barbara Francis Curlycue Basket

    Barbara Francis Curlycue Basket

    This 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
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    Bonnie Newsom translucent birch bark biting

    Bonnie Newsom Translucent Birch Bark Biting

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    Bonnie Newsom Translucent Birch Bark Biting

    Bonnie Newsom is one of only a few Native American artists practicing the art of birch bark biting. This bark biting is thin enough to let light through It is sandwiched between two sheets of glass; when hung in a window, the bark will glow when the sun shines through it..Scroll down the page to read more about birch bark biting.

    Frame is 5 in. x 5 in.; visible bark is 2 5/8 in. x 2 5/8in.

    $70.00
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    Bonnie Newsom birch bark biting
    Bonnie Newsom birch bark biting

    Bonnie Newsom Birch Bark Biting

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    Bonnie Newsom Birch Bark Biting

    Bonnie Newsom is one of only a few Native American artists practicing the art of birch bark biting. Scroll down to read more about birch bark biting..

    Frame is 7 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in.

    $60.00
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    Bonnie Newsom Birch Bark Earrings

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    Bonnie Newsom Birch Bark Earrings

    These earrings are made from thin slices of birch bark with a protective coating. Each earring includes a porcupine quill and beads.

    Approximately 1 1/8 in. high x 1/2 in. wide. Surgical steel ear wires.

    $26.00
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    Bonnie Newsom birch bark earrings

    Bonnie Newsom Birch Bark Earrings

    Bonnie Newsom Birch Bark Earrings

    These earrings are made from thin slices of birch bark with a protective coating. They are not just ordinary birch bark, though: they have been bitten to form raised designs on the surface.

    Note that the earrings are oriented with the lighter side facing out. The photo showing light and dark sides if for illustration only.

    Approximately 7/8 in. diameter. Surgical steel ear wires.

    Birch bark biting is an ancient tradition among Native American tribes who lived in areas where birch trees were prominent. Read more about this technique below.

    $26.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson turquoise point basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Turquoise Point Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Turquoise Point 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 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
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    Sarah Sockbeson miniature basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Miniature Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Miniature 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 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
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    Jennifer Neptune quill earrings
    Jennifer Neptune quill earrings

    Jennifer Neptune Quill earrings

    Jennifer Neptune quill earrings

    These charming earrings sport a dark red bead above a small silver disc, hanging from natural porcupine quills.

    Earrings are 3/4 in. high; 1 1/4 in. from top of ear wire to bottom of earring.

    $32.00
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    Jennifer Neptune quill earrings
    Jennifer Neptune quill earrings

    Jennifer Neptune Quill earrings

    Jennifer Neptune quill earrings

    These charming earrings sport a dark red bead above a small silver disc, hanging from natural porcupine quills.

    Earrings are 3/4 in. high; 1 1/4 in. from top of ear wire to bottom of earring.

    $32.00
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    Barbara Francis round basket

    Barbara Francis Round Basket

    Barbara Francis Round Basket

    A 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
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    Paula Thorne Vase Basket

    Paula Thorne Vase Basket

    Paula Thorne Vase Basket

    A 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
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    Caron Shay curlicue basket
    Caron Shay curlicue basket

    Caron Shay Curlicue Basket

    Caron Shay Curlicue Basket

    Penobscot 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
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    Decontie and Brown flower earrings
    Decontie and Brown flower earrings

    Decontie & Brown Flower Earrings

    Decontie & Brown Flower Earrings

    Petite post earrings made with copper petals and sterling silver center by the design team of Decontie and Brown.

    Sterling silver posts; 1/2″ diameter.

     

     

    $76.00
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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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    Tim Shay seated woman

    Tim Shay Seated Woman

    Tim Shay seated woman

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    Tim Shay, Penobscot artist from Indian Island, Maine, is an accomplished sculpture. This sculpture of an Indian woman holding an olla (pot) is serene and complete. The figure is adorned with jaclas (earrings) and a multi-strand necklace. A shawl, almost indistinguishable from her hair, surrounds the figure like a cocoon.

    6″ High x 3 1/2″ Wide x 4 1/2″ Deep

    $300.00
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    Tim Shay bear
    Tim Shay bear

    Tim Shay Bear

    Tim Shay bear

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    Tim Shay, Penobscot artist from Indian Island, Maine, is an accomplished sculpture. This stylized  bear is carved from translucent alabaster, which diffuses light beautifully.

    6″ Long x 3 5/8″ High x 1 5/8″ Wide

     

    $200.00
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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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    Decontie & Brown feather bracelet
    Decontie & Brown feather bracelet

    Decontie & Brown Feather bracelet

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    Decontie & Brown feather bracelet

    This lightweight aluminum bracelet is adorned with feather designs, and is inlaid with Swarovski crystals, which glitter in the light.

    Aluminum does not tarnish, is very light, and holds up to hard use. This bracelet can be part of your accessories for years to come. It can be worn with any number of colors and styles.

    1″ wide; 6 1/4″ inside circumference, including 1 1/4″ opening

     

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    Barry Dana etched birchbark basket
    Barry Dana etched birchbark basket

    Barry Dana Etched Birchbark basket

    Barry Dana etched birchbark 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.

    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
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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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    Sarah Sockbeson diamond basket

    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″ diameter

    Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, antler, dyes

    $600.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson curl basket

    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″ diameter

    Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, antler, dyes

    $525.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson miniature basket

    Sarah Sockbeson Urchin Basket

    Sarah Sockbeson urchin 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 a very sweet looking urchin-shaped basket, with two shades of turquoise/gray and natural curls.

    2 3/4″ high; 4″ including antler finial; 4″ diameter

    Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, antler, dyes

    $625.00
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    Sarah Sockbeson vase form basket with green and grey dyes

    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
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    Decontie and Brown Brass and Birch Bracelet

    Decontie & Brown Bracelet with Birch bark

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    Decontie & Brown: bracelet, hand crafted from red brass, and layered with etched birch bark. The layers are held together securely with copper rivets.

    Birch bark has been used by eastern Woodlands Indians for centuries, if not millenia, for many utilitarian purposes, including trays, baskets, containers, and canoes. Decontie & Brown have incorporated this traditional material in a distinctive way: as a decorative element within a bracelet. The dark bark is adorned with hatched lines.

    The curvilinear shapes are reminiscent of the Wabanaki double curve design, present among many forms of two dimensional art. This is another traditional element used by the Decontie and Brown team.

    The outside of the brass has a rippled surface, as does the inside of the bracelet. This texture is more easily visible on the inside in the photos. The ripples help bring to life the high polish of the brass.

    Bracelet has an inside diameter of 6 1/2 inches, including an opening of 1″

     

    $225.00
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    Decontie & Brown copper wave bracelet; Penobscot art.

    Decontie & Brown Copper Wave Bracelet

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    Decontie & Brown: copper wave bracelet. This copper bracelet was constructed from four lengths of copper into a light and airy piece that is reminiscent of water movement. Not only are the center strands of copper curved the way a wave is, but the surface of each piece of wire is hammered in such a way that it also ripples. A high polish completes this elegant design.

    The use of copper by the eastern Indians dates well back before contact with Europeans. Hence, this bracelet incorporates one other element of Wabanaki tradition.

    Bracelet has an inside circumference of 6 1/4″, including an opening of 1 1/4″

     

    $75.00
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    Decontie & Brown Creation Bracelet

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    Decontie & Brown: Creation bracelet. This layered bracelet contains woven brown ash sandwiched between layers of highly polished copper. The brown ash tree, which is used for weaving baskets by the Wabanaki tribes of Maine, plays a central role in their creation story. Gloskap, the creator, shot an arrow into an ash tree, which split in two. The Wabanaki people emerged from the tree into our present world. The brown ash tree is, therefore, very important to the Wabanaki people.

    This bracelet contains the revered wood, woven and layered between copper, and a graphic representation of Gloskap’s act of creation. The arrow is depicted after having split the tree, with branches falling to either side. The two layers of copper are riveted to hold the woven ash tightly.

    The use of copper by the eastern Indians dates well back before contact with Europeans. Hence, this bracelet incorporates one other element of Wabanaki tradition.

    Bracelet has an inside diameter of 7 inches, including an opening of 1 1/4″

     

    $295.00
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    Decontie & Brown Wabanaki vine necklace, sterling silver
    Decontie & Brown Wabanaki vine necklace, sterling silver

    Decontie & Brown Wabanaki vine necklace

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    Decontie & Brown: Wabanaki vine necklace, handcrafted from sterling silver, incorporates the traditional design element of vines, prevalent in the beadwork as well as other types of eastern Woodlands art. This necklace is delicate and elegant, qualities common to Penobscot art from Maine.

    Pendant is 2 1/2″ high x 1″ wide; sterling silver chain is 20 1/2″ long

    $125.00
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    Decontie & Brown fiddlehead fern earrings
    Decontie & Brown fiddlehead fern earrings

    Decontie & Brown fiddlehead earrings

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    Decontie & Brown: fiddlehead earrings, handcrafted from sterling silver, represent the renewal of Spring in the Maine woods, as indicated by the unfurled fern heads. With their resemblance to the scrolled neck of a violin, these ferns make for a very elegant design, appropriate for everyday use, as well as for special occasions.

    Fiddlehead ferns have long been a staple among Native Americans across the northern part of what is now the United States. With the thawing of snow and the arrival of warmer weather, they are a welcome sight in any woodland setting.

    1 3/4″ high x 7/8″ w

    $98.00
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    Small Trinket Basket

     

    This basket by Theresa Secord, founding director of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, is woven from cedar, brown ash, and sweetgrass. It is based on baskets made generations ago by Secord’s family and other Wabanaki weavers.

    Cedar is viewed as a potential replacement for ash, which is threatened by the emerald ash borer beetle. Maine basketmakers are looking to a future where their sacred wood may be lost for a generation or two.

    Basket is 2 1/4″ high; 3 1/2″ high including the finial. It is 2 1/2″ at its widest point.

    $450.00
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    Large Trinket Basket

     

    This basket by Theresa Secord, founding director of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, is woven from cedar, brown ash, and sweetgrass. It is based on baskets made generations ago by Secord’s family and other Wabanaki weavers.

    Cedar is viewed as a potential replacement for ash, which is threatened by the emerald ash borer beetle. Maine basketmakers are looking to a future where their sacred wood may be lost for a generation or two.

    Basket is 4 1/4″ high’ 5 3/4 high including the finial. It is 4 1/4″ at its widest point.

    $950.00
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    Small two-tone Basket

    Beautiful blue accents on a point sweetgrass and ash basket by a master Penobscot basketmaker. Read about the artist: I love every aspect of my basket making…

    3 1/2″ high x 3″ diameter

    $150.00
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    Small Porcupine Style Bowl Basket

    I love every aspect of my basket making…)

    This natural colored porcupine style ash basket with sweetgrass is elegant in its simplicity.

    3 1/2″ h (not including loop) x 4″ diameter

    $150.00
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    Miniature acorn basket

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    This charming basket, which lays on its side (the bottom is not flat) has a continuous weave spiraling up from the bottom, representing nature. Under the lid of the basket is a turtle, and inside is a sweetgrass prayer braid.

    1 1/2″ high (not including loop) x 1″ diameter

    $130.00
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    Theresa Secord baskets: large maize

    Theresa Secord Maize Basket (Large)


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    Theresa Secord: maize basket (large).

    Theresa Secord was founding Director of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance. Under her leadership, and with the help of many senior basket makers, the organization helped to revive the art of basket making in Maine.

    This corn basket has highlights of dark blue and maroon kernels, which complement the natural ash quite nicely. The fringes cut in the “corn silk” are a great touch.

    Corn ear is 6 1/4″ l; 15″ long including the silk. 1 3/4″ diameter

    $950.00
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    Miniature Pineapple Basket

    A charming miniature basket of a pineapple by Pam Cunningham, master basket maker from the Penobscot Nation. “I love every aspect of my basket making…(Read the artist’s statement.)

    4 1/2″ h x 1 3/4″ diameter.

    $150.00
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    Prayer basket with sweetgrass braid

    This basket includes a sweetgrass prayer braid with a heart and a turtle on the outside. The basket is nice to keep around the house when you are thinking of loved ones, or it would make a great gift.<br><br><a href=”Pam_Cunningham_Artist_Statement.cfm”> (Read about the artist: “I love every aspect of my basket making…)</a> <br><br><br>3 1/4″ diameter x 2 3/4” high

    $70.00
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    Bluejay basket with sweetgrass braid

    This fine weave ash and sweetgrass basket has colored beaks of the blue jay running all round the outside. It includes a sweetgrass prayer braid with a heart. The basket is nice to keep around the house when you are thinking of loved ones, or it would make a great gift.

    2″ diameter x 1″ high

    $110.00
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    Penobscot Root Club

    Stan Neptune is one of the finest living Wabanaki carvers. This clear-coated root club depicts a Penobscot wearing his tribe’s traditional headdress, with vertical feathers. In addition to the carved bust, there are a number of other chip-carved designs, including a turtle.

    The artist’s his name and eel clan symbol are carved just below the back of the head.

    27″ l x 9″ wide x 8″ d

    $525.00
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    Braided sweetgrass and ash basket

    A lovely round basket by Marion Francis, Penobscot. Braided sweetgrass complements the lighter ash.

    6″ diameter x 3″ high; 5″ high with cover

    $225.00
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    Purse basket with curls

    Sarah Sockbasen, a young Penobscot basketmaker, has re-created a purse basket based on one held in her family for generations. Curlicue weave, sweetgrass and ash handles. This is an extremely charming piece: it is usable, but for conservation purposes, we would not recommend it for every day use.

    The rich brown tones and subtle black dyes contrast beautifully with the natural colored ash.

    Basket is 4 3/4″ diameter x 6 3/4″ including handle x 3 1/4″ deep

    This is a special order item.

    $540.00