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Basketry By Material Type

Background, history, supplies, basketmakers, information, basketmaking techniques and tutorials, all categorized by basketry material.

Antler Baskets
Connect with examples of antler baskets, the basketmakers who weave them and the supplies you will need to make your own.

Baleen Baskets
Baskets made with the material baleen, the fibrous straining plates of the whale.

Bamboo Basketry
Bamboo basketry background, basketmakers, history, supplies, basketry techniques and baskets.

Bark Basketry
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 purchase.

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).

Cattail Basketry
Basketry made with the natural plant material of the cattail.

Cedar Basketry
Background, history, supplies, basketmakers, basketry techniques and baskets made of cedar.

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
Gourd basketry guilds, artists, associations, tips, tutorials, projects, techniques and supplies.

Gullah Sweetgrass Basketry
Handmade 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.

Horsehair Basketry
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 needles.

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 Basketry
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.

Rivercane Basketry
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. 

Willow Basketry
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.

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Splint Baskets

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