Covered pack basket
Passamaquoddy basket maker Gabriel Frey is son of Gal Frey and brother of Jeremy Frey. Gabriel’s baskets are of the utilitarian type that are beautiful to handle and to look at. He makes the ash baskets in the old way, with no nails or glue.
This basket is made in the style of pack baskets, with a bulge that was designed to fit against the hull of a canoe. The leather cover opens to permit access contents of the basket.
In addition to the shoulder strap, this basket has a wooden handle for convenience.
This basket is rugged and is meant to be used; it need not sit on a shelf, though that can be done as well.
Basket is 12 1/2″ high x 8 1/2″ wide x 4 1/2″ deep.
Frey used vegetal dyes to create the maroon color.