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Fine Weave Basket: a signature style


Jeremy Frey considers his "Fine Weave" baskets one of his signature styles. This one is 6" in diameter (greatest diameter) and stands 5" high. Made of brown ash splints, traditional material of Maine and Eastern Canadian Indian basketmakers, with plain tidal sweegrass binding the rims of the basket and the lid, Jeremy calls this his "Fine Weave" as the weavers on this piece are only 1/32" wide.

JEREMY FREY - Best of show Heard Museum's Invitational only in Phoenix 2011! BEST of SHOW - SWIA 2011 Santa Fe Indian Market... Only 2nd time in 85 years that the same artist won these 2 most prestigious "bests" in the same year.

A new feature on this particular fine weave globular shaped basket is the imbricated ring on the lid through which the wrapped round ring handle is attached. Here the imbricating is a diagonal weave. While Jeremy has usee this imbricated ring attachment on other styles, this is the first time I have seen it on one of his "Fine Weaves" The ring is about 3/8" high and wide.

The list of Jeremy's honors is long - in addition to the "Best of Shows" at Santa Fe and the Heard - his more recent honors include: -
Jeremy is the youngest of 50 $50,000 2010 USA artists’ grants recipients. Chosen for the caliber and impact of their work, the USA Fellows for 2010 ranged in age from 32 to 71, represent some of the most innovative and diverse creative talents in the country. They include cutting-edge experimenters and traditional practitioners from the fields of architecture and design, crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature, film and media, music, theater arts, and visual arts. Jeremy's work is part of the Heard, Abbe, Hood, Harvard Peabody and Hudson Museums' permanent collections and he has been featured in exhibits at all of these museums

Jeremy's fine weave
Jeremy's fine weave - top
Jeremy's fine weave - open
Jeremy's fine weave - bottom
Jeremy's fine weave - side
Weight: 1 lb