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.
Materials: brown ash, leather, antler (buttons), thread, brass, vegetal dyes (black walnut, madder root, and logwood).