Presents a comprehensive overview of American basket-making's history and artistry, citing the influence of such groups as the Native Americans, Quakers, and Pennsylvania Dutch, and profiling each basket type indigenous to America. North America and a resource listing of museums, antiques dealers, and auction houses.
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Aleut Apache Appalachian artisans BASKET Artist unknown basket form basketmakers basketry black ash bottom California Indian carved Catherine Marshall Charleston Cherokee Chitimacha coiled baskets Collection of Roddy collectors colored craft craftspeople created cultural Cynthia Taylor decorative designs diameter dyes Edward Sheriff Curtis England example fancy baskets feathers gathering grass hardwood handle hickory Hopi immigrants Indian basketmakers Indian baskets Island Jonathan Kline Ken Burns Ken Burris Kentucky ketmakers kets Lauren Rogers Museum lightship makers Massachusetts materials Mount Lebanon Mount Pleasant Museum of Art Nantucket baskets Native American NewYork nineteenth century northeastern northwest coast Overall height painted patterns Photograph by Ken Pomo Private collection Rattan region ribs Roddy and Sally rye straw sewing Shelburne Museum skeps South Carolina southern Southwest splint Spruce root strands sweetgrass Taconic baskets techniques Tlingit tourists traditional baskets tribes twentieth century twill twined weaving weft whaling white oak willow wood woven