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    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
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    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
  • Miniature woven ash purse

    Miniature Woven Ash Purse

    Miniature Woven Ash Purse

    A charming miniature purse made by a Wabanaki basket maker from northern Maine by the last name of Neptune: it may be Claire Neptune. The purse is dyed a warm earthy sienna color and comes with a braided leather strap and a wooden clasp adorned with a fern-like design.

    3 1/2 in. high; 5 in. wide; 3 1/2 in. deep.

    While this basket purse can be used, we would not recommend it for everyday use.

    $125.00
  • Jane Zumbrunnen miniature shopping basket

    Jane Zumbrunnen Miniature Shopping Basket

    Jane Zumbrunnen Miniature Shopping Basket

    Micmac 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. deep

    Note: the basket collector attached nylon thread loops to her baskets for display purposes. This can be removed by the purchaser.

    $95.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Theresa Neptune Gardner: Braided Sweetgrass and Ash Basket

    Theresa Neptune Gardner: Braided Sweetgrass and 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    Miniature ash pack basket

    Miniature Ash Pack Basket

    Miniature Ash Pack Basket

    A charming miniature basket made by a Wabanaki basket maker from northern Maine. Reminiscent of the large pack baskets made by the Maine tribes for many years. Nice use of dark ash (heart wood) contrasting with light ash (sap wood) in the basket’s design

    4 3/4 in. high, including handle; 3 3/4 in. at its widest; 2 3/4 in. deep.

    $110.00
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    Claire Neptune dark red fancy curl basket

    Claire Neptune Dark Red Fancy Curl Basket

    Claire Neptune Dark Red Fancy Curl Basket

    Maliseet weaver Claire Neptune created a basket with dark red fancy curls: these are not simple curls, but complex ones wit multiple layers. Nicely woven with braided sweetgrass.

    6 1/2 in., including finial x 4 1/4 in. diameter

    $250.00
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Fred Tomah eagle basket

    Fred Tomah Eagle Basket

     

    Fred Tomah Eagle Basket

    This series of quatrefoil baskets, formerly referred to as the Katahdin series, has been renamed the Wabanaki series. The strong contrast of black with natural colored ash makes this series of baskets very appealingThe baskets have four corners, representing the four tribes of the Wabanaki – People of the Dawn: Maliseet, Mik’mac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot.

    This basket has a stylized representation of an eagle flying on two sides.

    Tomah has been making baskets in the traditional way for most of his life. His work has been recognized for its unique character among Maine basket makers.

    Diameter ranges from 9 1/2 in. to 9 3/4 in.; 9 1/2 in. high, including handle

    $200.00
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Fred Tomah Large Eagle Basket
    Fred Tomah Laarge Eagle Basket

    Fred Tomah Large Eagle Basket

    Fred Tomah Large Eagle Basket

    Fred 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
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    Fred Tomah medicine basket

    Fred Tomah Medicine Basket

    Fred Tomah Medicine Basket

    Fred 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
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Theresa Neptune Gardner: Braided Sweetgrass and Ash Basket

    Theresa Neptune Gardner: Braided Sweetgrass and 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 is a stunning basket loaded with braided sweetgrass, vibrant colors, and a beautiful bell shaped cover.

    Basket is signed and dated 6/20/03; a signed card is included. Basket comes from a prominent Maine collection.

    6″ diameter at widest x 5 1/2″ high

    $750.00
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    Theresa Neptune Gardner: Braided Sweetgrass and Ash Basket

    Theresa Neptune Gardner: Braided Sweetgrass and 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.

    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
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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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    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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    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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    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

    Read the artist’s statement.

    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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    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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    Theresa Secord baskets: large maize

    Theresa Secord Maize Basket (Large)


    Read about the artist…

    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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    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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    Flag 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 basket is utterly charming. Natural colored ash strips alternate with red dyed strips. Flags are painted on in a primitive manner.

    7 1/2″ x 6″ x 4″

    $1,500.00