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Little "Butter & Sugar" corn basket


A little Butter & Sugar Corn basket by Pam outdusis Cunningham, master Penobscot basketmaker. These little corn baskets have been many folks favorite basket by Pam. The "Butter & Sugar" corn is a summer favorite at local farm stands and farmer's markets. The mix of white and yellow kernels on one cob makes it attractive and the sweet taste makes it delicious! There are pulled back dyed yellow and natural ash color "husks" atop the basket lid. She has also "folded" over some of the husks making them even more realistic. - Pam sometimes adds those "pops" of color into the husks on the basket lids - really adds to the charm of this little basket.

Pam's little size of "basketry corn" is about the size of some varieties grown by some Native American tribes for popping corn and for grinding into cornmeal.

This little corn basket by Pam is just perfect. The lid has the "husks" pulled back and tied with a braid of tidal sweetgrass. This looks like a freshly husked ear of corn. This ear of corn/basket bottom is covered with 90 small round "curlicue" curls. (The curls get smaller at the bottom of the basket) The ear of corn is 2.5" to it's rim, the lid/husk is 3.5" long - making total length 6". The middle of the "ear" is 1.25" in diameter, the curls add a bit to it's girth. 1.25" diameter at lid - slightly tapered to bottom of basket which is .75" diameter. On the interior of the rim of the lid /husk Pam has signed "Pam", added the date and put her maker's mark, a sweet fern unfurling into a turtle - Pam is of the 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 - and the braid of sweetgrass tying the ends of the husk.

Find out about Pam outdusis Cunningham in the "Bios" section of this website.

Little Butter & Sugar Corn
Little Butter & Sugar Corn - open
Little Butter & Sugar Corn - signature
Little Butter & Sugar Corn 2nd pic
Weight: 12 oz