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Native American Art - - NATIVE BASKETRY -

Ganessa Frey is a con­tem­po­rary bas­ket weaver who main­tains strong ties to Penob­scot bas­ket­mak­ing ma­te­ri­als and forms, while re­fin­ing tech­niques and style. She brings a new aes­thetic to tra­di­tional forms, whether in the extra-fine weave of a pump­kin or straw­berry bas­ket, the com­plex struc­ture of leaves on the cover of a pineap­ple bas­ket, or the fine points and un­usual color com­bi­na­tions of a corn bas­ket. In Bas­kets of Time, Frey dis­cusses the im­por­tance of pre­vent­ing fur­ther loss of Na­tive Amer­i­can cul­ture in con­tem­po­rary times. Frey feels the work of the artist is just as im­por­tant as the ef­forts of those who keep lan­guage, cer­e­monies and/or spir­i­tu­al­ity of the Wa­banaki and other In­dian na­tions alive.

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