Synopses & Reviews
"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:
materialsfrom bamboo and bark to palms, grasses, and synthetic fibers;
techniquesfrom twining and plaiting to coiling, linking, and looping;
decorationfrom natural dyes to embroidery and embellishment;
everyday basketryfrom cradles to fishing creels;
wider applicationsfrom 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.
Subtitled, "A World Guide To Traditional Techniques".
About the Author
Bryan Sentence is the author (with John Gillow) of World Textiles.