International Basketry: For Weavers and Collectors

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Schiffer Pub. Limited, 1985 - Antiques & Collectibles - 192 pages
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This beautifully illustrated volume presents baskets woven from natural fibers over a long period of time and from diverse American, European and International cultures. Specialized baskets for work places, as architectural elements and for domestic and farm chores are shown in over 400 black and white and 31 color pictures. The text explores the origins of the plants which produce weavable fibres, localized preparation techniques, and a wide variety of weaving styles and forms. The extensive picture captions identify the use, origin, material and size of each basket and reflect the cultural styles. Detailed drawings of many weaves will enable craftsmen today to duplicate and experiment with a variety of materials and patterns.

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Purpose of the Book 7 Concepts and scope of the Word
The Weaving Technique 20 The Material and its Preparation 20 The Quantity of Weaving
The Nomenclature of Materials 31 The Names of Weaving Plants in the German Language

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Aargau Alsace arm basket Austria back basket Bad Windsheim Bamberg bamboo bark basket furniture basket industry basket makers Basket Museum basket weaving basket-round Bavarian Bavarian National Museum Biedermeier binding birch bark bleached border bottom sticks Bottom Types bowl braids Bread bowl Burgkunstadt bye-staked Carinthia carrying bands carrying baskets cattail Celts chair circa Circle Geometry Coburg color construction weaving cross decoration diameter East Asia Egypt Elba embroidery Emsdetten esparto especially example Fichtelgebirge fillets fine willow skeins firmness fish weirs fitches flat skein Forchheim Frankenwald fronds full willows Geflechte German German Basket hand plane hand splint handicraft Handled basket hasp hazel height Hessian hoop Indonesia Ischia Johannes Lehmann knots Kwidzyn lacquered Lake Titicaca Langobardic larch laundry basket layer leather length Lichtenfels Lichtenfels Trade School likewise machine maize Manau Michelau natural reed Netherlands Nuremberg palm reed palm-leaf patterns plaited plane plant stems raffia randing randing weave Rhoen ribs rich Ring fence rods round rattan rushes Sardinia Schwalm shape silicic acid simple South Tirol spiral splint baskets spruce Stainz stakes staved Stilfs straw roll stroke Styria sweet chestnut tensile strength thick thin Thuringia Trade School twill types of wares types of weaving Upper Franconian upsetters weavers weaving art weaving materials weaving plants weft West Germany white full willows white willow skeins wide width Wilhelm Ostwald willow tops wood wooden woven wares wrapped Ziller Valley

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About the author (1985)

The author has had a long career studying plant fibres and shares his knowledge and enjoyment of basket weaving with his readers.

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