• Black ash sun hat made by Penelope Minner of the Seneca Nation. This unique hat also has sweetgrass woven into the brim. This hat can be used for its intended purposes or would be a great addition to your collection. Iroquois people have been weaving baskets and other items for utilitarian uses for centuries. Penelope as a modern artist often pushes the bounds of basket weaving into new and innovative ideas. Black ash tree splints are most commonly used for making baskets. Threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer, black ash trees are in danger of being wiped out in the United States.
  • The beautiful Mini Pack Basket by Penelope S. Minner is made from black ash splints. The splints, made from pounding black ash trees, have been used by Indigenous people for centuries. Black ash trees, and the harvested splints are in danger of being eradicated due to the Emerald Ash Borer. Although this is a mini pack basket for collection/display purposes, full size pack baskets were used by hunters and trappers to bring their harvests home. Women used them to carry the plants and food they harvest. Today, with the reemergence of natural products gaining traction, more and more people are using these traditional baskets in their everyday lives for shopping, gathering, or simply transporting items from one place to another. Penelope "Penny" Minner (Seneca, Turtle Clan) is a practicing basket maker who helps keep the tradition alive by teaching others. She has work in several Museum including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
  • The beautiful Mini Round Basket by Penelope S. Minner is made from black ash splints. The splints, made from pounding black ash trees, have been used by Indigenous people for centuries. Black ash trees, and the harvested splints are in danger of being eradicated due to the Emerald Ash Borer. Penelope "Penny" Minner (Seneca, Turtle Clan) is a practicing basket maker who helps keep the tradition alive by teaching others. She has work in several Museums including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
  • This beautiful Penelope Minner- Small Tote Basket is made with tree splints. This unique small tote basket can be used for carrying lite items, home decor or as a piece of your collection. Splints made from trees, have been used by Indigenous people for centuries. Penelope "Penny" Minner (Seneca, Turtle Clan) is a practicing basket maker and bead worker whose work is a blend of traditional styles with a modern twist.
  • This Penelope Minner- Wall Hanging Basket is made in a classic Iroquois style for wall hanging baskets. Penelope "Penny" Minner, Seneca-Turtle Clan, is a practicing basket maker and bead worker whose work is a blend of traditional styles with a modern twist. Splints made from pounding black ash trees, have been used by Indigenous people for centuries. Black ash trees, and the harvested splints are in danger of being eradicated due to the Emerald Ash Borer.

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