Sarah Sockbeson Ribbon 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 an example of Sockbeson’s fine weaving skills, including her use of a tight ribbon curl. The vibrant teal color contrasts beautifully with rich grey tones; touches of sweetgrass and her signature antler finial complete the package.
7 1/2 in. diameter x 4 in. high, including finial