Native American Strawbery basket. Nick Clark, president of the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, has to say, "The Strawberry Basket is made for and given to new-born babies and it is a treasure kept through their entire life and taken with them to the Spirit World. A piece of their umbilical cord is kept in the basket along with other things of special meaning so the ancestors will recognize them when the arrive in the Spirit World.

Native American Strawbery basket. Nick Clark, president of the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, has to say, "The Strawberry Basket is made for and given to new-born babies and it is a treasure kept through their entire life and taken with them to the Spirit World. A piece of their umbilical cord is kept in the basket along with other things of special meaning so the ancestors will recognize them when the arrive in the Spirit World.

Native American Baskets by Ganessa Frey at Home & Away Gallery

Native American Baskets by Ganessa Frey at Home & Away Gallery

Birch bark container w/Wabanaki double curve designs by David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy (Maine)

Birch bark container w/Wabanaki double curve designs by David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy (Maine)

Pinecone basket by Paula Thorne, master Penonscot basketmaker --Native American Baskets  at Home & Away Gallery

Pinecone basket by Paula Thorne, master Penonscot basketmaker --Native American Baskets at Home & Away Gallery

Two baskets by Molly Neptune Parker, Passamaquoddy Basketmaker and 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow.

Two baskets by Molly Neptune Parker, Passamaquoddy Basketmaker and 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow.

Native American Baskets by Pam outdusis Cunningham at Home & Away Gallery. Medium Sweetgrass and Ash Blueberry Basket by Pam outdusis Cunningham,  Penobscot. A charming blueberry basket, woven from brown ash with sweetgrass rim and finial. (Read about the artist: "I love every aspect of my basket making...) 6" high x 4" diameter

Native American Baskets by Pam outdusis Cunningham at Home & Away Gallery. Medium Sweetgrass and Ash Blueberry Basket by Pam outdusis Cunningham, Penobscot. A charming blueberry basket, woven from brown ash with sweetgrass rim and finial. (Read about the artist: "I love every aspect of my basket making...) 6" high x 4" diameter

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