basketry

noun
bas·​ket·​ry | \ˈba-ski-trē \
plural basketries

Definition of basketry 

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

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That makes their temporary return even more symbolic, said Mr. Stewart, whose ancestors appear posing with basketry in a photograph in the exhibit. Gillian Flaccus, The Christian Science Monitor, "British Museum to return Native American artifacts to Oregon tribe," 5 June 2018 That makes their temporary return even more symbolic, said Stewart, whose ancestors appear posing with basketry in a photograph in the exhibit. Gillian Flaccus, Fox News, "AP Exclusive: Tribe welcomes artifacts from British Museum," 5 June 2018 This one-day event features basketry, glass, jewelry, oil painting, photography, pottery, woodworking and more. baltimoresun.com, "Delaware beaches’ 2018 calendar of events," 11 May 2018 Master weaver Delores Churchill of Ketchikan will hire a videographer to film her demonstrating techniques for more than 22 basketry endings. Anchorage Daily News, "Rasmuson Foundation announces 2018 award winners; Alvin Amason named ‘distinguished artist’," 11 May 2018 Native Americans consume the oils and seeds from this plant, and use plant parts for dyes and fibers in basketry. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Wild and crazy annuals for the summer garden," 27 Apr. 2018 Few places in the world, however, have as enormous a variety of basketry as England. Deborah Needleman, New York Times, "The Enduring Appeal of: Baskets," 15 Feb. 2018 Industrialization, rather than signaling basketry’s demise, heralded a peak, as baskets were required to service the factories and towns. Deborah Needleman, New York Times, "The Enduring Appeal of: Baskets," 15 Feb. 2018 Artwork available for purchase includes wall hangings, sculptures, basketry, wearable art, 3-D figures, weaving, and hand dyed fabric. Rasputin Todd, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do this week: Oct. 16-22," 16 Oct. 2017

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1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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basketry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of basketry

: 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

basketry

noun
bas·​ket·​ry | \ˈba-ski-trē \

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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