Basketry

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Description

Plant parts, such as wood strips, bark, roots, twigs, stems, vines and leaves, have been used to make baskets since at least 8000 BCE (Mowat 1996). Types of materials used in baskets include osier (willow), split ash, hazel shoots, straw, flax, sedge, ferns, grass, reeds, rushes, bamboo, yucca, cane, [raffia|raffia]], and palm leaves.

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Synonyms and Related Terms

basketwork

Additional Information

L.Mowat, "Basketwork", The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: L.Mowat, "Basketwork"
  • A.Lucas, J.R.Harris, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries, Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd., London, 4th edition, 1962
  • Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981

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