Nick Clark, president of the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture, says, "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.
Native American Baskets
Penobscot Indian Theresa Camilla Lyon Sockalexis made this button basket, part of a set of sewing baskets that includes a needle case, thimble holder, pin cushion and scissors case in addition to this basket. She was well known for her fine basketwork.
Antique Miniature Native American Penobscot by AmericanaAntiques
Cherokee Native American Indian Basket, North Carolina
My Grandmother used to weave baskets like this when she was young. Dad took up the art of putting bottoms in chairs with the same weave pattern.
Lovely basket by Sarah T, Chippewa Indian, Curtis, Michigan. Woven from black ash.
This basket was made by Mohawk artist Mary Adams in It is called a “fancy” or ornamental basket because it was designed for sale, not for use
A traditional Akwesasne Mohawk black ash basket : Mary Adams. NOTE: Black ash trees are endangered by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle. Collection of the National Museum of the American Indian Photo: Walter Larrimore.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Lidded Storage Basket