In 176 pages of gorgeous color and black-and-white photographs, Nancy Schiffer pays homage to baskets as functional objets d'art and includes hundreds of baskets from all over the United States and some from abroad. This pictorial survey of splint, wicker, and coil baskets will familiarize you with baskets used for storage, carrying, winnowing, gathering, and trapping. A section on baskets in use as decoration provides ideas for those who love the warmth and character provided by baskets. Updated prices are included with the captions.
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Adovasio Algonquin Indian American Indian Art and Kay ash splint basket with firm basket with solid basket with twisted basket with wrapped basketmaker bee skep bentwood handles Branford cane Chitimacha City of London coil openwork baskets collection of Jim Connecticut covered coil basket curly fancy deep diameter Donna Burk Dorothy Elgin Dyed splint egg basket England Eugene and Dorothy firm handle Gerard Roy Guildhall Library Harry Hartman Heye Foundation hinged handle Jeanie Eberhardt Jim and Donna Joan Alpert Antiques Kay Bransky Collection Left Louisiana State University Mari D'Onofrio Marietta Natural Basketry oak splint oak splint market painted Passamaquoddy Pauline White Collection Pennsylvania Farm Museum Photograph by Gerard Photograph courtesy Museum plaiting Quilt raised foot Robert and Pauline Shaker Community solid wooden bottom splint baskets splint field basket splint market basket splint sewing basket splint utility basket Stevensville twining twisted handles weavers wicker market baskets wide woven basket wrapped handle