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Uncle Sam

Theresa Neptune Gardner made this whimsical
basket as a gift to the Abbe Museum in 1997.

Uncle Sam

• Theresa Neptune Gardner, Passamaquoddy

• Ash basket: 28 cm high x 11.5 cm diameter


Theresa Neptune Gardner could weave anything from a
few splints of brown ash and sweetgrass. She made this whimsical basket as a gift for the Abbe Museum in 1997. Theresa (1935-2004) was a master basketmaker and a member of a family of celebrated basketmakers.


This sculptural piece is actually three baskets stacked one atop the other. Using this same form, Theresa made Santa Claus baskets as well.


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