Baskets made of birch bark, paneled, folded, stitched, wrapped or plaited.
Bark Containers and Utensils
In this section of her extensive NativeTech site
Tara Prindle presents the use of Birch
Bark by Native Americans.
An engineer by profession, Dennis expresses his artistic nature by combining
fine woodworking and traditional basketry. The primary weaving materials in his
work, birch bark and black ash splint, are gathered from the forests of northern
Dona Look of Algoma, Wisconsin, USA created this basket of birch bark and silk
thread; sewn and wrapped.
Birch bark basketmaker from Wisconsin uses white birch bark to create sculptural
plaited, paneled and stitched baskets that have a classical, yet contemporary
feel. Dona recently participated in
Craft in America (book)
and is a featured artist in
The Lore, Art, and Craft of an Ancient Tree
by The North House Folk School
Learn about how birch is used in baskets, shoes, and wood
coverings. Readers can also make more than 15 craft projects from
instructions in the book, including folded bark baskets, carved
ornaments and turned wooden bowls
Supervisor of the Birch Bark studio of Petrozavodsk State University plaits basketry forms
in a wide array of shapes both functional and fanciful.
and April Stone-Dahl
April is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe).
She is a Black ash basketmaker and her husband Jerrod makes birch bark
canoes, birch bark baskets and Swedish and Norwegian inspired boxes. They live in Wisconsin and teach in locations such as the North House Folk School.
Make A Birch Bark Basket
Kate Gardoqui offers a free basket pattern that will show you how to make a
folded and stitched container or vessel from birch bark.
Mille Lacs Indian
This museum and trading post focusing on northern Minnesota's Mille Lacs Band of
Ojibwe Indians. They offers history and cultural events at their location in
Onamia, MN. Birch Bark, Black ash and Sweetgrass basketry workshops are
frequently offered in their educational programs calendar.
Russian Siberian Birch Bark Baskets, Boxes and Canisters
Direct sales of Beresta birch containers and other crafts from the ancient
Siberian city of Tomsk.
Birch Basket Basket Making
by Minnie Aliitchak Gray
The process of making a sewn birch bark container with a laced withie
rim is described in step-by-step detailed descriptions in both Iñupiaq
and English. The text is supplemented with photographs by Elder, Minnie
Qapviatchialuk Aliitchak Gray of Ambler, Alaska.
This Russian birch bark basketmaker is profiled on Linda Braun's Baskets,
Etc. site. Vladimir specializes in double walled, diagonally plaited baskets.
Vladimir co-authored a book with
Flo Hoppe and
on Russian birch bark basketry titled
Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark and now has a
website of his own.
Birch Bark Basketry Workshops
North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN (in the Arrowhead region of
northeastern Minnesota) offers frequent instructional workshops and other
programs about birch bark, pine needle and Black ash basketry.
Birch Bark Basketry
Find the birch bark basketmaking supplies you need. Sources listed for white and
silver birch bark sheets by the ounce and by the square foot.
Baskets Categorized By Material
Find basketry classified by the type of material used in this collection of resources.
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