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NYC - National Museum of the American Indian - Skokomish coiled basket by wallyg, via Flickr

Andy is a member of the Skokomish (Twana) Nation. He was born in Shelton, Washington in 1955. He has lived in the Skokomish community all of his life. At the age of twelve, he became aware of his culture. It was then that he learned to make baskets and to gather basket materials with Skokomish elders Louisa Pulsifer and Emily Miller. After some experimentation in different mediums he became inspired to try carving after a tour he took at the Capital Museum in Olympia, Washington.

Brown Reed Basket by Mary Merkel-Hess (American, born Warterloo, Iowa, 1949) 1989 Reed and paper

Lidded basket, Rwanda, early-mid 20th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art collection

Hamper Date: late 19th century Geography: Canada, British Columbia Culture: Salish Medium: Plant fiber Dimensions: H. 16 1/2 x W. 19 in.

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Yakama Nation Museum Spiel-yi Loop, P.O. Box 151 Toppenish, WA 98948 (509) 865-2800 Visit Website

Africa | by Beauty Nxgongo (Zulu, South Africa). ca. 1990s || This lidded basket is an outstanding example of an important form of expression from South Africa's rural Kwazulu-Natal region. Grasses and grasslike plants are readily available natural resources in the Kwazulu-Natal region. The origins of the weaving tradition remain unknown, but European accounts describe the use of grass and related plants by the Zulu as early as the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Vintage Moroccan Tribal Basket with PomPom No2 by popmaroc

Straw skep diy www.colonialsense... -- Bee Hives St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life, Cardiff. Straw bee hives in the garden.

Scarab inscribed 'Hatshepsut, United with Amun', New Kingdom period, Dynasty 18, joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III (ca. 1473-1458 BC), Egypt