An Introduction to the Art of Basket Making

From the cradle wherein the papoose was rocked to sleep in a home which was a great thatched basket, to the coffin wherein the brave, his warfare over, was laid to rest in mother earth's bosom, the art of the basketmaker was the chief ...

An Introduction to the Art of Basket Making

This classic book offers an in-depth introduction to the art of basket-making, and is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the subject. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Coconut in Vietnam Midrib baskets The Art of Giving

In Hung Phong, about 30% of the households are involved in midrib basket-making. The knowledge of basket-making is readily available and shared in the community as relatives or neighbours teach newcomers the art of basket-making.

Coconut in Vietnam Midrib baskets  The Art of Giving


Art of Basket making

Art of Basket making


The Art of the Confectioner

13 Form another twisted rope using the same technique as in step 10 above, and attach it to the top rim of the basket. Warm the rope at approximately 2-in/5-cm intervals using an alcohol burner, then gently press to the top rim to ...

The Art of the Confectioner

A gorgeous professional-level guide to the most challenging form of the confectioner's art A showpiece created entirely from sugar is truly a work of art, and it takes an eye for design and strong pastry skills to work with this delicate medium. The Art of the Confectioner is the ultimate guide to working with sugar to create beautiful sugar and pastillage shapes, flowers, figurines, and breathtaking full-scale showpieces. Author and award-winning pastry chef Ewald Notter shares wisdom gained from more than 35 years in the pastry kitchen, and combines straightforward advice and step-by-step instructions with lessons on developing artistry and design skills. The book begins with a basic overview of sugar, including information on the equipment and ingredients needed to work with sugar and Isomalt. Subsequent chapters cover Pastillage, Sugar Casting, Sugar Pulling, Sugar Blowing, and New Trends in Sugarwork, and include detailed instructions on how to make everything from delicate flowers to whimsical blown sugar figurines. And the final chapter shows how readers can bring together all the skills learned throughout the book to create award-winning sugar and pastillage showpieces. From working with shapes and color and choosing a focus point to developing a sculpture based on a particular theme, Notter provides insights into all the tricks of the trade and expert advice on preparing for competitions. Throughout the book, techniques are explained with simple, step-by-step instructions and illustrated with clear how-to photos, while stunning showpiece beauty shots provide inspiration. The book includes hundreds of color photos as well as beautiful hand-painted watercolor illustrations by the author, and an Appendix of templates is provided to help readers replicate the showpieces shown throughout the book. For pastry students, aspiring confectioners, and professional pastry chefs looking to improve their skills for restaurant work or competition, The Art of the Confectioner is a must-have guide from one of the field's most well-known experts.

The Art Glass Basket

The Art Glass Basket


Indian Basket Weaving

And the interest taken by all true lovers of the ancient art in the baskets woven and used for centuries by the American Indians, has been revived, and the fascinating possibilities of investigating these aesthetic elements of a rapidly ...

Indian Basket Weaving

The methods of Indian basket weaving explained in this excellent manual are the very ones employed by native practitioners of the craft. Members of the Navajo School of Indian Basketry have set down their secrets in clear and simple language, enabling even the beginner to create work that can rival theirs in grace, design, and usefulness. The text begins with basic techniques: choice of materials, preparation of the reed, splicing, the introduction of color, principles and methods of design, shaping the basket and finishing. A great variety of baskets and weaves from many cultures are described in subsequent chapters, such as Lazy Squaw, Mariposa, Toas, Samoan, Klikitat, and Shilo, each accompanied by specific instructions. There are suggestions for the weaving of shells, beads, feathers, fan palms, date palms, and even pine needles, and recipes for the preparation of dyes. Examples of each type of basket are illustrated by photographs, often taken from more than one angle so that the bottom can be seen as well as the top and sides. Close-up photography of the various types of stitching, especially at the crucial stage of beginning the basket, is an invaluable aid to the weaver. In addition, the authors have provided line drawings which are exceptionally clear magnifications of the various weave patterns. Anyone who follows the lessons contained in this book will have a knowledge of basketry unattainable in any other way. They are so lucid and complete that the amateur as well as the experienced weaver will be able to manufacture baskets distinguishable from authentic native articles only in that they were not woven by Indians. For those who merely seek a broader knowledge of American Indian arts, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of basketry.

Making Art with Packaging

Woven Baskets Loosely weave twine in between the strips before securing the second fastener . weaving the strips ... Modern Baskets Basket makers like Lois Walpole , who live and work in an urban environment , have developed the art of ...

Making Art with Packaging

Shows how to use discarded packaging, such as aluminum foil and cans, cardboard boxes, plastic bags, and bottles, to create toys, pots for plants, and decorative art.

Report on the Art of War in Europe in 1854 1855 and 1856

81 and 82 represent elevations of the front and rear , thrown open , showing the subdivisions for baskets , boxes , and drawers , at the ends of the wagon . Fig . 82. Back of the wagon . Fig . 81. Front of the wagon .

Report on the Art of War in Europe in 1854  1855  and 1856

This fascinating report, conducted in 1860 by Major Richard Delafield of the United States Army's Corps of Engineers, discusses the technology and strategy employed in Europe's warfare of the time.

The Art of Native American Basketry

This book presents carefully edited and peer-reviewed papers from the 3rd International Workshop on Occultations for Probing Atmosphere and Climate (OPAC-3), held in Graz, Austria.

The Art of Native American Basketry

George Wharton James once commented that the basket to the Indian "meant a work of art, in which hope, aspiration, desire, love, religion, poetry, national pride, mythology, were all more or less interwoven." The first major study of the subject since 1904, this book presents essays written by those intimately familiar with the basket makers and basketry of North America. Illustrated with approximately 80 black-and-white photographs--many of which are historical records of basketry--Native American Basketry uses archaeological, ethnographic, historical and contemporary information in discussing the changes in native basketry from prehistoric times to the present.

The Art of the Indian Basket in North America

As is the case with all forms of art , baskets span a scale from excellent examples to poor ones . Because the basketry articles in the exhibition have been selected for their aesthetic merit as well as for their representation of a ...

The Art of the Indian Basket in North America


The Basket

Basketry is a primitive art. It is found among all primitive peoples in scme form or other, and in the remains of the most ancient people. From the tombs of Egypt baskets have been taken, made at the time “hen 'Moses and Aaron appeared ...

The Basket

The Journal of the Basket Fraternity Or Lovers of Indian Baskets and Other Good Things

Basket Weavers for the California Curio Trade

... because in 1903 he published another article in Out West on the symbolism in Pomoan baskets of the dau , a formal ... quickly to buy good baskets as an investment , because the decline and imminent extinction of “ high artbasket ...

Basket Weavers for the California Curio Trade

The peoples of northwestern Califonia's Lower Klamath River area have long been known for their fine basketry. Two early-twentieth-century weavers of that region, Elizabeth Hickox and her daughter Louise, created especially distinctive baskets that are celebrated today for their elaboration of technique, form, and surface designs. Marvin Cohodas now explores the various forces that influenced Elizabeth Hickox, analyzing her relationship with the curio trade, and specifically with dealer Grace Nicholson, to show how those associations affected the development and marketing of baskets. He explains the techniques and patterns that Hickox created to meet the challenge of weaving design into changig three-dimensional forms. In addition to explicating the Hickoxes' basketry, Cohodas interprets its uniqueness as a form of intersocietal art, showing how Elizabeth first designed her distinctive trinket basket to convey a particular view of the curio trade and its effect on status within her community. Through its close examination of these superb practitioners of basketry, Basket Weavers for the California Curio Trade addresses many of today's most pressing questions in Native American art studies concerning individuality, patronage, and issues of authenticity. Graced with historic photographs and full-color plates, it reveals the challenges faced by early-twentieth-century Native weavers. "Extremely well written and based on an impressive amount of archival research. . . . It skillfully interweaves biography, rigorous stylistic analysis, and social history into an impressive story."--Janet Berlo, editor, The Early Years of Native American Art History Published with the assistance of The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles.

Mas art Baskets

Mas art Baskets


Basket Diplomacy

He wanted to send a clear message about the unique culture and identity of the Coushatta people that was reflected in their baskets and other art forms. “These baskets were made by the tribal people, which gave them an identity as great ...

Basket Diplomacy

Basket Diplomacy reveals how the Coushatta people made the Bayou Blue settlement their home by embedding themselves into the area’s cultural, economic, and political domains.

The Art of Good Housekeeping

All pressure cookers come with a trivet and a separator basket so you can cook different foods at the same time using the divider. Some models have an automatic steam release which works in conjunction with a timer.

The Art of Good Housekeeping

All you need to run a modern home Hundreds of expert time-and-money-saving ideas A must-have for every household This indispensable manual is a must-have for every home. The Art of Good Housekeeping is packed with tried and tested answers to every household query, from how often you should clean your duvet, to how to maintain the exterior of your house. Written by a team of experts from the Good Housekeeping Institute, it tells you everything you need to run a home in the most efficient, safe, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way. Chapters include Buying a Home, Equipping your Home, Care and Maintenance, Cleaning, and Safety and Security. Topics covered include everyday chores, appliances, planning rooms, buying furniture, legal matters, mortgages, pipes and drains, and gas and electricity. With easy-to-follow, practical illustrations throughout, this book packs a wealth of expertise into one indispensable volume so you can run your home without running out of steam.

Weaving an Oklahoma Cherokee Double Wall Basket Step by Step Instructions with Colored Photographs

A Cherokee basket is classified as contemporary if it is woven in a traditional way using commercially manufactured ... Thanks to their efforts, this art has not been completely lost, and there is a growing interest among the Oklahoma ...

Weaving an Oklahoma Cherokee Double Wall Basket  Step by Step Instructions with Colored Photographs

Step by step instructions, including actual basket weaving photos, for weaving the Oklahoma Double Wall Basket by Cherokee Nation Citizen, Charlotte Coats

Hopi Basket Weaving

The only existing women's society on Third Mesa is the O'waqölt , but its basket dance is now held only when a sponsor is ... The art of wicker basketry weaving is particularly unparalleled in quantity and quality in the village of ...

Hopi Basket Weaving

"With the inborn wisdom that has guided them for so long through so many obstacles, Hopi men and women perpetuate their proven rituals, strongly encouraging those who attempt to neglect or disrespect their obligations to uphold them. One of these obligations is to respect the flora and fauna of our planet. The Hopi closeness to the Earth is represented in all the arts of all three mesas, whether in clay or natural fibers. What clay is to a potter's hands, natural fibers are to a basket weaver."--from the Introduction Rising dramatically from the desert floor, Arizona's windswept mesas have been home to the Hopis for hundreds of years. A people known for protecting their privacy, these Native Americans also have a long and less known tradition of weaving baskets and plaques. Generations of Hopi weavers have passed down knowledge of techniques and materials from the plant world around them, from mother to daughter, granddaughter, or niece. This book is filled with photographs and detailed descriptions of their beautiful baskets--the one art, above all others, that creates the strongest social bonds in Hopi life. In these pages, weavers open their lives to the outside world as a means of sharing an art form especially demanding of time and talent. The reader learns how plant materials are gathered in canyons and creek bottoms, close to home and far away. The long, painstaking process of preparation and dying is followed step by step. Then, using techniques of coiled, plaited, or wicker basketry, the weaving begins. Underlying the stories of baskets and their weavers is a rare glimpse of what is called "the Hopi Way," a life philosophy that has strengthened and sustained the Hopi people through centuries of change. Many other glimpses of the Hopi world are also shared by author and photographer Helga Teiwes, who was warmly invited into the homes of her collaborators. Their permission and the permission of the Cultural Preservation Office of the Hopi Tribe gave her access to people and information seldom available to outsiders. Teiwes was also granted access to some of the ceremonial observances where baskets are preeminent. Woven in brilliant reds, greens, and yellows as well as black and white, Hopi weavings, then, not only are an arresting art form but also are highly symbolic of what is most important in Hopi life. In the women's basket dance, for example, woven plaques commemorate and honor the Earth and the perpetuation of life. Other plaques play a role in the complicated web of Hopi social obligation and reciprocity. Living in a landscape of almost surreal form and color, Hopi weavers are carrying on one of the oldest arts traditions in the world. Their stories in Hopi Basket Weaving will appeal to collectors, artists and craftspeople, and anyone with an interest in Native American studies, especially Native American arts. For the traveler or general reader, the book is an invitation to enter a little-known world and to learn more about an art form steeped in meaning and stunning in its beauty.

Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition

One SWEETGRASS BASKETS Ancient African Art The unique art of sweetgrass basket making was brought to the South Carolina Lowcountry in the late 17th century by enslaved West Africans who found palmetto leaves and grasses similar to those ...

Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition

Looks at the history of the African art of sweetgrass basket making in the Christ Church Parish of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Oklahoma Cherokee Baskets

Cherokee basketry even though one of his primary informants in North Carolina was basket maker Sally Terrapin (Ayasta). ... “the last old woman who preserved the art of making double-walled baskets,” died during an epidemic in 1897 Lena ...

Oklahoma Cherokee Baskets

The forced relocation of fifteen thousand Cherokee to Oklahoma nearly two centuries ago left them in a foreign landscape. Coping with loss and new economic challenges, the Cherokee united under a new constitution and exploited the Victorian affinity for decorative crafts. Cherokee women had always created patterned baskets for everyday use and trade, and soon their practical work became lucrative items of beauty. Adapting the tradition to the new land, the industrious weavers transformed Oklahoma's vast natural resources into art that aided their survival. The Civil War found the Cherokee again in jeopardy, but resilient, they persevered and still thrive today. Author and Cherokee citizen Karen Coody Cooper presents the story of this beautiful legacy.

Treasure Baskets And Beyond Realizing The Potential Of Sensory Rich Play

Quality of objects When creating a beautiful Treasure Basket the art is in persevering to ensure that the entire collection of objects has a 'wow factor'. To achieve this, items should be selected both for their individual and ...

Treasure Baskets And Beyond  Realizing The Potential Of Sensory Rich Play

"This accomplished book represents an impressive and important extension of previous writing in the field and is sure to expand practitioners' understanding of the fascinating medium that is the treasure basket." Janet Moyles, Professor Emeritus, Anglia Ruskin University, UK Watching a child play with a Treasure Basket can give a powerful insight into the wonder of children's minds; their developmental levels, interests, likes and dislikes; repeated patterns of behaviour; and even glimpses of a child's personality. This book draws extensively upon observations of children's play as well as contemporary and original research in neuroscience and sensory play, to offer fresh insights into the use and benefits of Treasure Baskets and sensory-rich play. The book demonstrates how babies through to primary school children, including those with special educational needs, can derive rich and meaningful hands-on learning from sensory-rich objects and the wider application of sensory play. Key features of the book: Discovering how sensory play presents opportunities for problem solving and meaning making as well as developing creativity and imagination Understanding the benefits and potential of sensory-rich play and its powerful effect upon brain development and memory Learning about the role of the adult in supporting and maximising sensory-rich play Gaining insights from a range of case studies and activities If you have already witnessed deeply absorbing Treasure Basket play in action and marvelled at children's fascination and focus, then this book helps explain something of the 'behind the scenes' processes in action. For those who have not yet encountered this deceptively complex play, this book whets the appetite, giving a taste of what Treasure Baskets and sensory-rich play have to offer. This timely and empowering book is written for practitioners and students working with babies through to primary-aged children.