Baskets A Tisket a Tasket
Larger acorn basket by Jeremy Frey, Passamaquodd
Stephen Zeh, Basketmaker. The baskets I make are from brown ash trees which I find in the northern Maine forests. In my work I use the tools (drawknife, shaving horse, ax, froe, hornbeam maul, knife) and methods (hand-splitting, pounding, hand-scraping, carving, green-bending) of the Maine woodsmen, Shakers, and Native American basketmakers.
Miniature Acorn Basket Stephen Zeh
This photograph, probably taken in the 1890s or early 1900s, shows Arizona Swayney, a Cherokee student at Hampton Institute, making a basket. To the right of the photograph are several finished rivercane baskets. Swayney attended Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, a school founded in 1868 to educate African American freedmen. In 1877, the school began a program for American Indians, and over 1, 300 Indian students from 65 tribes attended in the following 50 years. Arizona ...
I saw some of these at First Monday the other day - cheap. I almost bought some. Why didn't I?! via MAKIE: WOMENS
Designer Richard Clarkson has created a cradle for adults, in collaboration with Grace Emmanual, Brodie Campbell, Jeremy Broker, Eamon Moore, Kahlivia Russell and Joya Boerrigter. "Cradle" is about creating a safe, comfortable and relaxing environment in which the user can dissipate the overstimulation of their senses. The design was heavily directed by a synthesis of research into Autism and children with Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD), as well as saftey, sustainability, function and aesthetics. The chair is designed for maximum relaxation, comfort and calmness."
Basketry by Lois Russell, twined waxed linen
Nantucket basket with a captured lid.
Small splint hanging wall basket, 19th c.