This kit teaches how to make a shallow sifter basket with a twill plaited design. It is made from split reed. Once you learn this technique you can make all kinds of shapes and sizes with a variety of flat materials.
Plaiting is a basketry method that weaves flat materials over and under each other in a pattern. Vertical lengths are called warps and horizontal lengths are called weft. Generally the materials used in plaiting are flat and rigid. Traditionally plant materials such as leaves, split canes and wood splints were used. Plaited basketry is found worldwide.
Made in Mariposa, California
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