The sources you will need to help you find exotic basketry materials and indigenous
native naturals for use in weaving your baskets. Seagrass, vine rattan, date palm fronds,
philodendron sheaths, dracena draco, sisal, pine needles, black walnut slices, raffia,
hemp twine, roving and more.
Shop - Exotic Materials
Seagrass, vine rattan, date palm fronds, philodendron sheaths, dracena draco, sisal, pine
needles, black walnut slices, raffia, hemp twine and roving.
Claw - The Caning Shop
The approximately 4" long horns of the devil's claws were traditionally used to add a
black element to coiled Southwestern baskets.
Claw - Native Seed Search
Cultivated by many Southwest tribes. The black fiber of the fruit or "claw" is
used in basketry. Information on culture, varieties and source
Hawaiian Lauhala (leaves of the hala plant) are available in a
variety of states of processing, along with a hala leaf stripper, from Kihalani
Tropicals of Laupahoenoe, HI.
Paperbirch and silver paperbirch, antlers, quills, walnut slices and other natural
materials from these forest foragers in Stratton, ME.
For Growing Gourds, Corn And Wheat For Crafts
Grow your own gourds, broom corn, mini corn and bearded wheat.
Spirit - Tropical Materials
Palm inflorescenses, palm bloom stock, grapevine rims, natural manilla fiber, jute roving,
antlers (naturally shed), long leaf pineneedles, philodendron sheaths, raffia-East &
west coast, palm tree sheathing, sugar palm coir, gourds, wheat, sisal.
Basketry Supplies Index
Sources for all your other basketry and basketmaking supply needs.