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Basketry: A World Guide to Traditional Techniques

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Publisher Comments:

"Fascinating and much-needed...the first to cover this wide, surprisingly colorful realm in its entirety."—San Diego Union Tribune

Navajo wedding baskets and Apache water baskets; sweetgrass and black ash splint baskets from New York State; rattan hanging baskets from Bangladesh; lacquered picnic baskets from China; Berber baskets from Morocco; Zulu coiled pots; rope rim baskets from France; birch bark strips from Finland; willow frame baskets from Wales; horsehair from Chile; plaited yucca from Mexico...

While basketmaking as a living art and craft has an extensive modern literature, this is the first book to provide a worldwide survey. The book covers over eighty richly illustrated topics:

• materials—from bamboo and bark to palms, grasses, and synthetic fibers;

• techniques—from twining and plaiting to coiling, linking, and looping;

• decoration—from natural dyes to embroidery and embellishment;

• everyday basketry—from cradles to fishing creels;

• wider applications—from art to hats, architecture to transport.

Complete with advice on collecting, a glossary, and information on where to see baskets, this survey will be essential for anyone concerned with craft, decorative objects, and interior design. 833 illustrations, 697 in color.

Synopsis:

Subtitled, "A World Guide To Traditional Techniques".

About the Author

Bryan Sentence is the author (with John Gillow) of World Textiles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500286708
Author:
Sentance, Bryan
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
Design - Decorative
Subject:
Baskets
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Basket making
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Crafts-Basketry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Pbk
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
11 x 10 in

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