Sunday, June 19, 2011

Stephen Zeh Baskets

Stephen Zeh, 8" to 3" dia.
Stephen Zeh is a Maine brown (aka black) ash basket maker. Zeh began making baskets in 1980 and under the tutelage of Penobscot Indian basketmaker, Eddie Newell, he fine tuned his skills. I have been fortunate to have met Stephen at the Anarbor Street Art Fair several years ago. A while back I found one of Stephen's baskets on Ebay and recently I acquired this beautiful nesting set. Each basket has a kicked up bottom and lovely hand-carved swing handle.

A nesting set like this would have originally had five baskets ranging in size from 10" to 3". At some point the largest basket was separated and sold. Even incomplete the set is still quite a find and a nice addition to my collection of fine contemporary baskets.

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