Background, history, supplies, basketmakers, information, basketmaking techniques and
tutorials, all categorized by basketry material.
Connect with examples of antler baskets, the basketmakers who weave them and the supplies
you will need to make your own.
Baskets made with the material baleen, the fibrous straining plates of the whale.
Bamboo basketry background, basketmakers, history, supplies, basketry techniques and
Where to find supplies for a variety of type of bark basketry, basketmakers who work
with barks such as birch, poplar, cedar, elm, pine, how to's and written narratives
on harvesting, processing, dyeing and weaving bark for basketry. Individual baskets
from personal and museum collections, as well as bark baskets available for
Birch Bark Baskets
Baskets made of plaited, folded and stitched birch bark.
Black Ash Basketry
Basketry made using the woodsplint pounded from the Black Ash tree (Fraxinus nigra).
Basketry made with the natural plant material of the cattail.
Background, history, supplies, basketmakers, basketry techniques and baskets made of
Devils Claw Basketry
Information on the plant Devil's Claw Proboscidea parviflora ssp. parviflora. How
it grows, how it is processed and used in basketry.
Gourd basketry guilds, artists, associations, tips, tutorials, projects,
Gullah Sweetgrass Basketry
baskets of sweetgrass that are coil-sewn with a thin continuous foundation coil of
sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia filipes) and/or longleaf pine needles sewn spirally on itself
using strips of palmetto leaf.
Coiled and woven horsehair basketry. Plaques and bowls in full size and miniature, the
artists who create them and the supplies needed to create your own.
Other Natural Materials
Baskets to inspire you - classified by the materials they are made from. On this page
you will find links to baskets made of material types that do not yet have their own full
page of links like fern, rivercane, beargrass and spruce.
Palm Basketry - Plaited Palm Leaves
Learn how to weave the palms from Palm Sunday services into crosses, roses, braids,
doves, fish, crown of thorns and angels. Find out more about the people who keep this
plaiting tradition alive.
Pine Needle Basketry
Background, history, supplies, basketmakers, basketry techniques and baskets made of pine
Porcupine Quill Basketry
Birch bark and porcupine quilled baskets and boxes from personal and museum
collections, by various basket artists, some available for sale.
Rattan (reed) is grown in many tropical climates in places such as Indonesia,
the Philippines, Asia,
Malaysia, Thailand and Africa and exported worldwide for use in basketmaking.
Basketry made with the natural plant material of rivercane.
Veneer Cut Woodsplint
Baskets made from machined, veneer cut woodsplints, in factory settings, by
such factories as Longaberger, Day Basket Company and Peterboro.
Wide selection of willow basketry resources including supplies, books, techniques,
projects, tutorials and connections to willow basketmakers.
White Oak Baskets
Baskets and basketmakers who use the splints of the white oak tree to weave.
Native Natural Materials Basketry Book Store