Medium Black Ash Basket
Native American Made by George Kicknasway
The history and culture of the Black Ash Baskets has for generations been tightly woven to the American Indian families who have created them. Techniques and artistry taught from grandparent to grandchild, each family member deeply involved in the whole process. It is a long process to create these beautiful pieces. Starting with harvesting the trees, soaking the wood, removing outer and inner bark from the log, to finally produce the thin strips of black ash used to weave the baskets. Presently, the story has particular relevance as the devastation of the ash trees caused by the Emerald Ash Borer throughout the entire State is creating a loss of historic, artistic, cultural, and environmental significance.
This basket measures 9in from bottom to top of handle and 7in in diameter.