Art of the Basket

Baskets can be magnificent. There’s a thousand ways to weave strands into objects, for art or for use. This absolutely stunning catalog of traditional basketry from around the world can guide you to what is possible. All materials, all shapes — 800 amazing basket-y artifacts here! You’ll not think of baskets in the same way. What else can be woven in 3D?

-- KK  

Art of the Basket
(Paperback version called Basketry)
Bryan Sentance
2007, 216 pages
$7+, used

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Sample Excerpts:


Baskets, from the Philippines, made using fibre from banana stems.




Fish creel worn at the hip by fishermen from Lombok, Indonesia.