Tradition and history of regional basketry styles.
Extensive information about Dat-So-La-Lee who was a famous Washo (or Washoe) Indian woman
basketweaver from the late 1800's and early 1900's. From the Nevada Women's History
Seating History - Marshall McGurk
Essay about harvesting, processing of cane and the history of cane as a chair seating
Columbia River Basketry: Gift of the Ancestors, Gift of the Earth
by Mary Dodds Schlick
Mary is a respected authority on baskets and their makers in the
Columbia River Basin of the Plateau Culture area. Coiled cedar root
baskets filled with plump huckleberries, twined flat cornhusk bags
stuffed full of camas roots, imbricated designs, reticulated rims,
cherry bark or beargrass embellishments and the weavers who continue the
traditions, you will read about them all.
Knives - The One Handed Drawknife
A presentation of the Hudson Museum that details the history of the use
of crooked knives in basketmaking and other traditional handcrafts. Extensive
image gallery of historic crooked knives.
Basketmaking - Antique American Baskets
Article by Wayne Mattox for Antique Talk discusses the various types of historic American
baskets and the qualities to look for when collecting antique American baskets.
Edward S. Curtis
Edward Sheriff Curtis, a noted photographer of the 1800's, spent thirty
years documenting the lives of Native Americans. Many of his photos included
Judging criteria for participants in the Middle Kingdom Arts and Sciences Faires hosted by
The Society For Creative Anachronism. The period represented is 600 to 1600 Common
Era (c.e.) and baskets must be derived from a European culture or another culture which
had documentable contact with Europe during that period.
Carolina Tobacco Basket
Offered by In Season Herbs and Baskets. With links to how
to make a miniature tobacco basket and walnut
by Martha Wetherbee and Nathan Taylor
History, identification and process involved in the Shaker basket. Many black and white
illustrations and photos. Hardcover.
Baskets and Poplarware
by Gerrie Kennedy, Galen Beale, Jim Johnson
A field guide for the evaluation of Shaker baskets and woven poplar cloth boxes. Filled
with detail on how to identify, evaluate vintage splint containers and
Oneida Art of Basketry
Presentation from the Shako:wi Cultural Center
at the Oneida Indian Nation of the history and technology of early Oneida
black ash baskets.
Tradition and Innovation: A Basket History of the Indians of the Yosemite-Mono Lake Area
by Craig D. Bates
Historical information on the basketry of the central Sierra Nevada peoples.
Includes discussion of the plants used, how the materials are gathered, and how
basic weaves are done with good line illustrations.
Discusses how the
construction of the baskets changed over time, from pre-contact styles to the
later baskets produced for tourists and Field Days competitions. Richly
illustrated with numerous pictures, from the
archives of the Yosemite museum and from the weavers' families.
Illustrated profile of this historic basketmaking family who lived and worked in
Dantown, located in North Stamford, Connecticut near New Canaan, CT and Pound
Ridge, New York. This area is known for the production of sturdy splint baskets
produced for the clam and oyster trade. Read more about historic baskets made in
"Dantown", Scotts Corner, Pound Ridge, Taghkanic and other locales in this
review of a 2000 basket exhibit organized by the Wilton Historical Society.
of The W. C. Redmon Company
The Peru, Indiana company that wove RED-MAN picnic baskets with an Indian head
as the logo has been around for over 120 years. The Redmon Company no longer
produces items like your grandmother's vintage redman wicker picnic basket, but they do
offer woven bassinets, hampers and the like.