Bamboo from Japan, Birch bark from Sweden and Russia, Palm fiber from Africa, willow
from The UK, France and Scotland, Tarahumara plaited pine needle baskets from Mexico,
Lichtenfels Korbmarkt in Germany. Links to information about basketry and basketmakers
from around the world.
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Basketry and Fibre Objects
Maningrida Arts & Culture, one of Australia's largest community based Aboriginal Arts Co-operatives,
features information on a large range of coiled baskets, dilly bags, string
bags, fish traps, fish fences, natural dyeing and other fibre arts.
Basketry In The UK
A variety of resources for basketmaking in the United Kingdom.
Maguey Basket Makers
Hand-woven palm fiber basket basketry by the women of San Luis Amatlan, Miahuatlan,
Willow basketmaker and teacher from Denmark.
From the comprehensive site of the Basket Market at Lichtenfels, Germany. Many
pictures of the annual basketry festival held over several days in September.
Supervisor of the Birch Bark studio of Petrozavodsk State University, Karelia, Russia, plaits
basketry forms in a wide array of shapes both functional and fanciful.
Pitcairn Island Baskets
Pandanus leave shopping bags/baskets and sewing baskets available to order directly from
Pitcairn Island basketmakers.
Japanese Bamboo Art Baskets including flower baskets and trays for use in the tea ceremony
and in upper class homes made by a variety of artisans.
and Colors In African Basket Patterns
Zulu baskets coiled of Ilala Palm include symbolism in their geometric patterns.
The colors in the baskets are derived from natural dyes. This page describes the
origins of the patterns and colors.
Made by Indians of North Western Mexico, double woven of pine needles, or palm and bear
grass. Available to order online.
Basketry Cooperative of Villaines-les-Rochers, France
French willow basketry firm with bakery, kitchen, desk and storage baskets. Lots
of information on willow basketmaking. Site
in French and English.
Wired: Contemporary Zulu Telephone Wire Baskets
by David Arment, Marisa Fick-Jordaan, Andrew Cerino (Photographer)
This book details the Zulu art of making baskets out of colorful
telephone wire. The use of wire in sub-Saharan African baskets is
explained and adds some historic context to this contemporary art form.
Wounaan and Emberá Palm Baskets
Women of the Wounaan and Emberá tribes make elegant coiled baskets from the fibers of the
nahuala and chunga palms of the Darién Rainforest of Panamá. The fibers are
carefully processed and dyed using natural plant dyes.
Exotic and Handmade Baskets from Around the World