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The Complete Book of Basketry [Paperback]

Dorothy Wright

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Dec 8 2011
Provides detailed advice on basket design, materials, techniques, and care, with step-by-step instructions for a wealth of basketry projects: shopping basket, wastepaper basket, picnic basket, all-purpose plate, wine cradle, fruit bowl, and more. Range of weaving materials includes willow, cane, rush, raffia, straw, grasses, and others. 294 illustrations.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; 1 edition (Dec 8 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486418057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486418056
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #470,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Focuses on 'wicker' baskets almost exclusively May 10 2007
By Barbara L. Pinzka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Despite the title of "Complete Book of Basketry," this book actually only covers what I would call wicker baskets, those made with a weave of strong wood fibers and solid wood components. Adequate histories of those baskets are given, as well as some nice DIY designs. She also covers, although not in depth, popular Native American baskets but VERY LITTLE is said about baskets other than those found in the US.

There also is a strong focus on what she categorizes as Appalachian baskets.

I was looking, however, primarily for information about the world-famous baskets made by blacks/African-Americans in the Charleston, SC, area, commonly called Sweetgrass/Gullah baskets. Wright allots only one paragraph and no illustrations to this huge and popular subject, and uses the word "negro," perhaps reflective of the book's initial 1977 copywright.
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