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.