Blueberry Basket

Janet Neptune, Passamaquoddy / American, 1964 - 2015
Northeast Woodlands


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Brown ash and sweetgrass; Plain weave; Blue dye

Overall: 3 3/4 × 3 3/4 in. (9.5 × 9.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman '40 Acquisition Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Woodlands

On view


Baskets in the shape of foods such as corn, blueberries, and acorns are a hallmark of Wabanaki decorative basketry. The techniques and specific patterns used for making these baskets are passed down from generation to generation. Made from brown ash and sweetgrass, these baskets celebrate natural materials and foods native to the Americas.

Course History

NAS 30.21, Native American Art and Material, Jami Powell, Spring 2020

Exhibition History

From the Field: Tracing Foodways Through Art, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 8-November 3, 2024.


The artist's mother, Molly Neptune Parker, Princeton, Maine; sold to present collection, 2008.

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