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Bentley Collection Guide: The Reference Tool for Consultant, Collectors and Enthusiastics of Longaberger Baskets
Jill Rindfuss
0964628066
June 2001
Paperback
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Indian Baskets
Sarah P. Turnbaugh
0764319000
Jan 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Baskets are important cultural artifacts that were created to serve the needs of daily living. This study examines the diversity of North American Indian and Eskimo baskets in the context of their makers' lives. The first section is a showcase containing 120 color plates which exhibit the aesthetic richness of baskets. Following is a general overview of the history, attributes, care, and conservation of North American baskets. The final section categorizes by region, culture, and tribe these storage, food gathering, and ceremonial baskets. Both comprehensive and authoritative, this handbook is highly recommended for academic libraries and public libraries with extensive craft or North American Indian collections. Judith Yankielun Lind, Free P.L, Berkeley Heights, N.J.Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. ...


The Classic American Quilt Collection: Baskets (A Rodale Quilt Book)
Mary V. Green, Karen Costello Soltys (Editor)
0875966446


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Sweetgrass Baskets and the Gullah Tradition
Joyce V. Coakley
0738518301
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The ancient African art of sweetgrass basket making has been practiced for more than 300 years in the Christ Church Parish of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Seen on the roadways of Charleston County and in museums and galleries worldwide, these unique handmade baskets are crafted from sweetgrass, bullrush, pine needles, and palm leaves. Traditionally, artisans use a piece of the rib bone of a cow and a pair of scissors as their only tools for construction. When English settlers founded Christ Church Parish in the late 1600s, they saw a place rich in natural beauty and ideal for harvesting rice, cotton, and indigo. Skilled agricultural laborers were needed, and consequently, South Carolina became the top importer of enslaved West Africans. Finding a landscape similar to their homeland, those who came kept many of...


Remember Your Relations: Elsie Allen Baskets, Family, And Friends
Dot Brovarney, et al
0930588800
April 2005
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Northern California's Pomo Indians are numbered among the world's best skilled weavers, and no finer collection of their basket weaving exists than that created by Elsie Allen and her mother, Annie Burke. Basketweavers themselves, these two women broke with the Pomo tradition that buried or destroyed baskets after their owners died, in order to preserve a precious legacy and educate others about Pomo culture. It is the only Pomo basket collection known to have been formed by a weaver, especially for educational purposes. Remember Your Relations: The Elsie Allen Baskets, Family & Friends is a beautifully printed, full-color book featuring more than a hundred baskets from their collection. Represented are twenty-six master weavers, all Pomo, who lived from the turn of the century to the present. The baskets...


Baskets
Nancy N. Schiffer
0764313800
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
In 176 pages of gorgeous color and black-and-white photographs, Nancy Schiffer pays homage to baskets as functional objets d'art and includes hundreds of baskets from all over the United States and some from abroad. This pictorial survey of splint, wicker, and coil baskets will familiarize you with baskets used for storage, carrying, winnowing, gathering, and trapping. A section on baskets in use as decoration provides ideas for those who love the warmth and character provided by baskets. Updated prices are included with the captions.


Glass & Ceramic Baskets
Carole Bess White
1574322389
Nov 2001
Paperback
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Basket Weavers for the California Curio Trade: Elizabeth and Louise Hickoc
Marvin Cohodas
0816515182
September 1997
Hardcover
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Shaker Baskets and Poplarware: A Field Guide, Vol. 3
Gerrie Kennedy
093639921X
May 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Guide for antique buyers and dealers to spot the real thing.


Country Living Decorating with Baskets: Accents for Every Room
The Editors of Country Living (Editor)
0688175031
August 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
For practical storage and gorgeous display, nothing beats a basket--and these wonderfully imaginative ideas for using them throughout the house. Such unusual projects as a wicker sewing stand for the bathroom show why baskets are everyone's favorite collectible!


Blooms and Baskets Gems of Summer
Emily G. Senuta
157432716X


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Baskets and Basket Makers in Southern Appalachia
John Rice Irwin
0916838617
January 1982
Paperback
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Book Description
This is perhaps the country's most authentic and colorful book on American baskets and the interesting people who made them. Although this in-depth people-oriented book is centered on basketry in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and the surrounding area, basketmaking in Europe, New England, Pennsylvania, and other parts of the country is examined as a means of comparing and contrasting forms, materials and designs. Indian baskets, especially Cherokee, are also included.

About the Author
John Irwin is an educator-historian and one of the area's leading authorities on the pioneer-frontier culture. He is the founder and director of the nationally-known Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee.


Fenton Basket Patterns: Innovation to Wisteria and Numbers
Debbie Coe
0764322907
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since the 1930s and up to the present, the Fenton Art Glass Company, of Williamstown, West Virginia, has produced beautiful glass baskets in a huge variety of styles, colors, and patterns. In these two new volumes, over 880 known varieties of Fenton baskets are each carefully described, with their individual ware numbers, color, size, decoration, date, and current value, and are individually shown in beautiful color photos. The patterns are presented alphabetically. This volume has the patterns from Innovation to Wisteria and the numbered patterns. Information on the talented glass workers who made the baskets, handles, and pattern decorations are identified. Special markings are described, listed, and dated for easy identification. With these complete references now available, the identification of Fenton glass...


Fenton Baskets: Acanthus to Hummingbird
Debbie Coe
0764322729
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since the 1930s and up to the present, the Fenton Art Glass Company, of Williamstown, West Virginia, has produced beautiful glass baskets in a huge variety of styles, colors, and patterns. In these two new volumes, over 880 known varieties of Fenton baskets are each carefully described, with their individual ware numbers, color, size, decoration, date, and current value, and are individually shown in beautiful color photos. The patterns are presented alphabetically. This volume has the patterns from Acanthus to Hummingbird. A companion volume has the patterns Innovation to Wisteria and the numbered patterns. Information on the talented glass workers who made the baskets, handles, and pattern decorations are identified. Special markings are described, listed, and dated for easy identification. With these complete...


American Baskets : A Cultural History of a Traditional Domestic Art
Robert Shaw, Ken Burris (Photographer)
0609603337
October 3, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Whether tramping through the woods of Appalachia in search of the straightest-grained white oak or wading through the marshes of the Carolina low country gathering bulrush, the basket maker is intimately bound to nature and the raw materials of her craft. Few traditional handcrafts still in practice today, adds Robert Shaw in American Baskets, are so dependent upon the maker's skill with her hands--only the simplest tools, if any, are needed.

Understanding the history and cultural origins of basket-making techniques is the first step in a collector's or an enthusiast's appreciation of fine vintage or contemporary baskets, and Shaw's book, an introduction to the major American basketry traditions, is a good place to start reading. Deftly weaving together cultural, religious, and personal histories and geographic and...



The Bentley Collection Guide 8th Edition : The reference tool for collectors of Longaberger Baskets(r)
Jill Rindfuss
0964628058


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Book Description
The Bentley Collection Guide is the reference tool for consultants, collectors, and enthusiasts of Longaberger Baskets(r). This full color publication features individual photographs of baskets and products produced by the company since 1979. It lists Baskets, Pottery, Tie-Ons, Ornaments, Books, Wood Crafts, and much more. It also features a Collector's Checklist to help inventory your entire collection, including the Regular Line.


Lightship Baskets of Nantucket
Martha R. Lawrence
0764308912
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
On the island of Nantucket, the lightship basket developed over many decades into the distinctive basket so highly prized by collectors today. The fascinating history of this basket and its makers is richly illustrated with color photographs that detail construction and show beautiful examples of the craft. You'll be amazed at the rigorous life aboard the New South Shoal lightship, the crew of which produced beautifully constructed baskets, many of which are shown here. The history of the basket is updated to the present day to include contemporary artists and designs. For the collector, Martha Lawrence provides details to consider in evaluating antique and contemporary baskets. She also takes the reader through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for the construction of a basket, including accurate photographs...

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