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Basketry : A World Guide to Traditional Techniques - Bryan Sentance

Basketry

A World Guide to Traditional Techniques

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Published: 1st February 2007
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"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.

"Reveals the manifold correspondences between baskets made in widely differing and geographically distant cultures."

Introductionp. 8
Materialsp. 16
Bamboop. 20
Rattanp. 22
Withies and wandsp. 24
Split woodp. 26
Barkp. 28
Rootsp. 30
Grassesp. 32
Reeds and sedgesp. 34
Rushesp. 36
Strawp. 38
Palmsp. 40
Pandanusp. 42
Leaf fibresp. 44
Other vegetal fibresp. 46
Skin and hidep. 48
Wool and hairp. 50
Metalp. 52
Synthetic fibresp. 54
Techniquesp. 56
Coilingp. 60
Bundle coilingp. 62
Plait coilingp. 64
Plaitingp. 66
Multidirectional plaitingp. 68
Twiningp. 70
Stake and strand 1p. 72
Stake and strand 2p. 74
Frame basketsp. 76
Linking and loopingp. 78
Assemblyp. 80
Openworkp. 82
Basesp. 84
Rimsp. 86
Handlesp. 88
Lidsp. 90
Decorationp. 92
Texturep. 96
Natural coloursp. 98
Dyesp. 100
Applied colourp. 102
Resinp. 104
Stitching and bindingp. 106
Imbrication and beadingp. 108
Twillingp. 110
Decorative twiningp. 112
Mixed materialsp. 114
Embroideryp. 116
Embellishmentp. 118
From the cradle to the gravep. 120
From the cradle...p. 124
Carrying on the head or on a polep. 126
Carrying on the backp. 128
Carrying in the handp. 130
Beasts of burdenp. 132
Buying and sellingp. 134
Protectionp. 136
Fishingp. 138
Birdsp. 140
Sheaths and scabbardsp. 142
Gatheringp. 144
Agriculturep. 146
Fencesp. 148
In the gardenp. 150
Plants and flowersp. 152
In the homep. 154
Storagep. 156
Personal storagep. 158
Furniturep. 160
Mattingp. 162
Small matsp. 164
Food and drinkp. 166
Carrying waterp. 168
Lunch boxes and picnic basketsp. 170
Spiritual and ceremonial basketsp. 172
Rites of passagep. 174
Weddingsp. 176
...To the gravep. 178
The world at your fingertipsp. 180
Architecturep. 184
Transportp. 186
Boatsp. 188
Hatsp. 190
Footwearp. 192
Fansp. 194
Warfarep. 196
Toysp. 198
Leisurep. 200
Basketry as artp. 202
Collecting basketsp. 204
Glossaryp. 206
Acknowledgmentsp. 208
Museums and collectionsp. 209
Sources of illustrationsp. 211
Bibliographyp. 212
Index 214
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780500286708
ISBN-10: 0500286701
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st February 2007
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 24.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 1.14