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

    Kenny Keezer Small Natural Curl Basket

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    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
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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
  • 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
  • Anishinaabe quilled birch bark basket

    Anishinaabe Quilled Birch Bark Basket

    Anishinaabe Quilled Birch Bark Basket

    This birch bark basket with a floral design dates from the 1970’s. It is attributed to Susie Shagonaby, an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) quill worker from Michigan. A photocopy of a typed letter about Ms. Shagonaby accompanies the basket.

    The basket is in good condition with two small areas of quill loss on the edges of the basket (one visible in a photo). The flower on the cover is surrounded by raindrops, perhaps. There are two vertical lines where the birch bark shows through, though this appears to be intentional.

    This is a wonderful example of Ojibwe quill work.

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

    $595.00
  • Aron Griffith Birch Bark Bear Doll

    Aron Griffith Birch Bark Bear Doll

    Aron Griffith Birch Bark Bear Doll

    Aron Griffith, Maliseet artist, creates dolls from birch bark with various designs. While they are often called dolls, Aron further describes them as tributes to Mother Earth and the gifts she offers us. The birch tree has long provided Northeast Woodland Indians with material for containers as well as canoes. Inside the doll is a small ear of corn, representing the sustenance provided by Mother Earth.

    This doll, made from light summer bark, is adorned with the image of a bear and bear claws. The bear, one of the strongest land animals in North America, is known for its intelligence and speed as well. On the doll’s back is a small pouch holding coastal sweetgrass and strips of birch bark.

    7 1/2 in. high x 7 1/2 in. wide x 2 1/2 in. deep

    $275.00
  • Aron Griffith Fiddlehead Fern Doll

    Aron Griffith Fiddlehead Fern Doll

     

    Aron Griffith Fiddlehead Fern Doll

    Aron Griffith, Maliseet artist, creates dolls from birch bark with various designs. While they are often called dolls, Aron further describes them as tributes to Mother Earth and the gifts she offers us. The birch tree has long provided Northeast Woodland Indians with material for containers as well as canoes. Inside the doll is a small ear of corn, representing the sustenance provided by Mother Earth.

    The design on this doll is of fiddlehead ferns, an important food for Wabanaki and other Woodlands Indians as the earth made the transition from winter to spring. On the doll’s back is a small pouch holding coastal sweetgrass and strips of birch bark.

    8 in. high x 7 1/2 in. wide x 2 1/2 in. deep

    $275.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Aron Griffith tree basket
    Aron Griffith tree basket

    Aron Griffith tree basket

    Aron Griffith tree basket: Griffith is one of only a few Maine Maliseet artists creating baskets. This is a stunning basket, made from birch bark harvested in the summer, adorned with a sensuous tree on each side. This basket will make a wonderful centerpiece, or a terrific addition to any Native American art collection.

    Basket is approximately 12″ in diameter and 12″ high; 16″ high including handle.

     

    Materials: birch bark, brown ash, sinew,

    $1,200.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gina Brooks Painted Birch Bark Basket

    Gina Brooks: painted birch bark basket. Gina Brooks is a Maliseet artist from New Brunswick, one of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The Maliseet tribe is a part of the Wabanaki confederacy, spanning across Maine and the Maritime Provinces.

    This basket is formed from birch bark and is painted in a style reminiscent of the floral beadwork of many Woodlands Indian tribes. This is a wonderful combination of traditional style with new media.

    Size: 7 1/2″ diameter x 7″ high

    $395.00
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Birch bark tray

    This folded birch bark platter makes a tremendous presence in any room. Variations in the bark have a wonderful visual impact. Spruce root lashings. <br><br>By Barry Dana, an ex-chief of the Penobscot tribe and a respected guide, teacher, and lecturer.

    23 1/4″ x 23 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ deep; 7 1/2″ deep including handles.

    Read more about the uses of birch bark by Native Americans.

    Contact us for shipping charges.

    $450.00
  • Birch bark doll w/bear design

    Aron Griffith is one of only a few Maliseet artists creating birch bark objects of beauty. This doll is adorned with bear images created by removing some outer bark to reveal lighter bark below.

    Doll is 7″ high, excluding sweetgrass bundle; 8″ wide; 1 1/2″ d

    $200.00
  • 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
  • Birch bark basket with quillwork

    Beautifully designed and executed, this birch bark basket is by Barry Dana, an ex-chief of the Penobscot tribe and a respected guide, teacher, and lecturer.

    This basket has some wonderful texture in a few spots. Porcupine quills woven on the cover; sweetgrass braid around the edge. Stitched with spruce root.

    Read more about the uses of birch bark by Native Americans.

    6 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ x 6 1/2″ h, including cover.

    $180.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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