Basketry

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Basketry Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    basketry n : the craft of basket making
Basketry Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Basketry \Bas"ket*ry\, n. The art of making baskets; also, baskets, taken collectively.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Basketry'


Basket weaving (also basketry, basket making, or basketmaking) is the process of weaving unspun vegetable fibres into a basket or other similar form. People and artists who weave baskets are called basketmakers and basket weavers.

Basketry is made from a variety of fibrous or pliable materials•anything that will bend and form a shape. Examples include pine straw, stems, animal hair, hide, grasses, thread, and wood.

The indigenous peoples and the native and aboriginal tribes are renowned for their basket-weaving techniques. These baskets may then be traded for goods but may also be used for religious ceremonies.

Basketry can be classified into four types: Catherine Erdly

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  • The Idaho Historical Museum: One Last Look
    A wrinkle in time. by BW Staff Historic saddles, Lewis and Clark's secret cache, Native American basketry--those are but a few of the 250,000 objects housed in the Idaho State Historical Museum, a landmark of Julia Davis Park. Sunday will be your last chance for a long time to see these antiquities before the museum closes for renovation.… [ Read more ] [ Su Read more on this news related to 'Basketry'
  • Fifth Annual Promenade d'art de Franklin seeking artistic contributions
    The family-friendly Fifth Annual Promenade d'art de Franklin highlights local and regional visual art and published authors to south Louisiana next month, and your creations could be on display. The free event on Saturday, August 23, 2014, on Main Street from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. is open to those who create drawings, basketry, painting, pottery, recycled art, quil Read more on this news related to 'Basketry'

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