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.