Each Stephen Zeh basket is hand crafted of Maine brown ash using the tools and materials of the Maine woodsmen, Shakers, and Native American basket makers.
A log of brown ash is pounded to separate the layers which are pulled off in long strips. Each splint is hand scraped. This gives it a smooth finish, yet brings out the texture and subtle color tones of the brown ash.
These baskets are built in the same way the antique baskets were. They will develop a rich patina and become even more beautiful with age.
Stephen Zeh baskets are hand woven in miniature sizes in brown ash or in high karat gold or silver as a collectible to display in a hand crafted cabinet, or as a pendant to wear as jewelry. They make a memorable gift when paired with a handcrafted, personally inscribed presentation box.