Blueberries - Maine is known for its wild blueberries, an important crop for the state's economy. This charming little blueberry basket, with curls - is by Pam Cunningham, Penobscot master basketmaker. Blueberries were important for Pam's ancestors as they can be dried for storing - important food for long Maine winters. - Pam's little blueberries are a gorgeous dark blue and have whimsical curly vines atop the green hull on the lid.
Pam's round little curly blueberry basket has some curly green vines and leaves on the lid and a green "stem" handle. . Pam has added curlicue curls to these blueberries (in the past most of Pam's blueberry baskets have not had any curls...) There are 80 perfect round curls on this little basket (the curls decrease in size from top to bottom of basket)
This tiny round blueberry basket by Pam is 1.5" to top of basket lid, stem handle adding another .75" to the height (2.25" high overall) and is 2" in diameter, with a 1.25" opening at lid - In the inner lid of the basket on an undyed added ash splint Pam has signed "Pam o" , placed her maker's mark; a sweet fern unfurling into a turtle and dated the basket there "2022" (outdusis is Pam's Penobscot name - it means "little pathway") ---- Pam is of the Penobscot Turtle Clan.
Made of brown ash, the traditional material of Maine and Eastern Canadian basketmakers, this has plain tidal sweetgrass wrapping the rim of the basket and lid. The handle/stem of the pumpkin is a very thin splint wrapped with green dyed ash - the curly vines are curled thin ash splints and the leaves are cut from wider ash splints.
Made of brown ash, the traditional material of Maine and Eastern Canadian basketmakers, this has plain tidal sweetgrass wrapping the rim of the basket and lid. This uses orange and green dyed ash.