Baskets of the Haudenosaunee are used used for many purposes such as ceremonial as in feast and wedding baskets; utilitarian such as corn washing, pack baskets and runners baskets. Fancy baskets came much later as they were made for tourist .Many families were able to sustain themselves during hard times from basket making. A wedding baskets, pack basket and corn washing sit on a contemporary black and white basket.
All baskets are made from Black ash trees. The contemporary basket is black ash, sweet grass, porcupine quill .
Thanksgiving address is done before and after any gathering of people to give thanksgiving for all life from the earth to the sky.
basket; hand splint black ash. Hand picked and braided sweet grass. Moose hair,dyed and tufted. porcupine quills,dyed plaited. Sculpture; man holding tabacco pouch and giving his thanksgiving . Sculpture made from white tail deer.