basketry


bas·ket·ry

noun \ˈbas-ki-trē\

: the art or craft of making baskets and other objects by weaving together long thin pieces of material

: baskets and other objects made by basketry

plural bas·ket·ries

Full Definition of BASKETRY

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:  the art or craft of making baskets or objects woven like baskets

First Known Use of BASKETRY

1851

basketry

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Art and craft of making containers and other objects from interwoven flexible fibres such as grasses, twigs, bamboo, and rushes. It is primarily a functional rather than a decorative art. The type of basketry in a given geographic region is determined by the type of vegetation available there. Numerous Asian, African, Oceanic, and Native American cultures have excelled in basketry.

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