bas·​ket·​ry | \ ˈba-ski-trē How to pronounce basketry (audio) \
plural basketries

Definition of basketry

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

Examples of basketry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditional basketry crafter Kerri Helme is a New Bedford resident and member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Robert Knox,, 17 Aug. 2022 These sites not only harbor once-plentiful species of plants, animals and birds but also a place for tribal members to gather materials for basketry or other cultural works., 8 Aug. 2022 Alongside their non-Native neighbors, Indigenous peoples are struggling with dying crops, decreasing numbers of culturally-important plants like Emory oaks and basketry plants, and uncertain water supplies., 8 Aug. 2022 The building houses several spaces dedicated to teaching traditional Northwest Coast art forms like basketry, weaving and wood carving, both in-person and through digital workshops. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2022 Contemporary art is another big focus, with displays highlighting everything from Lakota hip-hop to multi-generational California basketry. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 May 2022 An innovative approach to textile At the Craft in America Center, Ferne Jacobs merges traditional, handmade textile and basketry technologies to birth an innovative genus entirely her own. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 From climbing and basketry to fishing and even medical applications, knots have myriad uses. Emily Reed, Outside Online, 17 Jan. 2019 There are basketry, pottery, geography, language and culture demonstrations. Beatrice Zamora, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of basketry

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of basketry was in 1851

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31 Aug 2022

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“Basketry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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bas·​ket·​ry | \ ˈba-ski-trē How to pronounce basketry (audio) \

Kids Definition of basketry

1 : the making of objects (as baskets) by weaving or braiding long slender pieces of material (as reed or wood)
2 : objects made of interwoven material

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