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Four styles of household basket.

A basket is a container with an open top, usually made out of interwoven pieces of material. Wood, bamboo, wheat, other grasses, rushes, twigs, osiers or wicker are often used to make baskets, but they are also made today out of plastic. The first baskets were woven by gatherers to collect fruits, grains, nuts and other edible plant materials to be brought back and eaten, as well as for holding fish by early fishing peoples. A creel is a basket made especially to hold fish. Four styles of basket. ... Four styles of basket. ... A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is a organic material found as the primary content of the stems of woody plants, especially trees, but also shrubs. ... Genera Many, see text Bamboos are a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae, subfamily Bambusoideae. ... Species T. boeoticum T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat (Triticum spp) is a grass that is cultivated around the world. ... Genera See: List of Poaceae genera The true grasses are monocot (class Liliopsida) plants of the family Poaceae (formerly Graminae). ... Genera Andesia Distichia Juncus - Rush Luzula - Woodrush Marsippospermum Oxychloë Prionium Rostkovia The Juncaceae, or the Rush Family, is a rather small monocot flowering plant family. ... A twig is a small terminal branch section that bears leaves, buds and usually the flowers and fruit of plants. ... Species About 350, including: Salix alba - White Willow Salix amygdaloides - Peachleaf Willow Salix arbuscula - Mountain Willow Salix aurita - Eared Willow Salix babylonica - Peking Willow Salix caprea- Goat Willow Salix caroliniana - Coastal Plain Willow Salix cinerea - Grey Sallow Salix fragilis - Crack Willow Salix herbacea - Dwarf Willow Salix lanata - Woolly Willow Salix... Wiktionary has a definition of: Wicker Wicker is any sort of hard woven plant fiber. ... The term plastics covers a range of synthetic or semi-synthetic polymerization products. ... Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ... Cereal crops are mostly grasses cultivated for their edible seeds (actually a fruit called a grain, technically a caryopsis). ... Hazelnuts from the Common Hazel A nut in botany is a one-seeded (rarely two) simple dry fruit in which the ovary wall or part of it becomes very hard (stony or woody) at maturity. ... Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, the most abundant fish species in the world. ... Fishing from a Pier Fishing is a term applied to any activity which aims to capture fish or shellfish for subsistence, scientific, commercial or recreational purposes. ... Creel is a type of small wicker or osier basket. ...

In contrast to weaving, in the making of baskets flexible fibers are interwoven with their complementary rigid fibers. Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two threads or yarn made of fibre onto a warp and weft of a loom and turning them into cloth. ...

The kinds of plant life available in a region will affect an ethnic group's choices in material, as well as influencing the technique and therefore the texture of the basket. Rattan and other members of the Arecaceae or palm tree family, for instance, require a different method of twisting and braiding to be made into a basket from the thin grasses of temperate regions, as do other plants of the tropics with their characteristic broad leaves (bromeliads, for instance). Rattan is the name for the roughly six hundred species of the genera Calamus and Daemonorops used for furniture and baskets. ... Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae (also known as Palmae or Palmaceae), the Palm Family, is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the monocot order, Arecales. ... Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae (also known as Palmae or Palmaceae), the palm family, is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the monocot order Arecales. ... Genera See text Bromeliads include epiphytes, such as Spanish moss, and ground plants, such as the Pineapple. ...

Although baskets have always been created to serve a utilitarian rather than an aesthetic purpose, the practice of basket making has evolved into an art in its own right. Artistic freedom allows basket makers a wide variety of colors, materials, sizes, patterns and details to choose from. Great Museums in the World (Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Picasso …) CGFA: A Virtual Art Museum Very large website with good reproduction quality scans of thousands of paintings Goetia Fine Art - Surrealism Art History With biographies and Works of the Surrealist Masters Art-Atlas. ... Material is the substance or matter from which something is or can be made, or also items needed for doing or creating something. ...

In basketball, the basket is the hoop with an open bottom as well as an open top in which a player tries to throw the ball, though in the early days of basketball the bottom was closed and people were obliged to fetch the ball from the basket using a ladder. Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... A ladder Missing image A portable ladder A ladder is a vertical set of steps. ...

In Economics, the basket of goods is the selection of goods used to compute the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the measure of Inflation. Economics (deriving from the Greek words οίκω [okos], house, and νέμω [nemo], rules hence household management) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. ... (For the New England grocery store chain, see: inflation in an economy. ... In economics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI, also retail price index) is a statistical measure of a weighted average of prices of a specified set of goods and services purchased by wage earners in urban areas. ...

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Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for basketry (666 words)
The type of basketry in a given geographic region is determined by the type of vegetation available there.
Their culture was essentially that of the California cultural area, and their basketry and pictographs are notable.
The north-central cultural dichotomy on the Northwest coast of North America: its evolution as suggested by wet-site basketry and wooden fish hooks.
White Dove's Native American Indian Site Basketry (1629 words)
Basketry is one of the oldest and most widespread American Indian arts.
Generally, basketry was a woman's art, but among some Indian peoples, such as the Pomos and the Yupiks, men wove as well, creating sturdy baskets that saw hard use as fish traps or pack baskets.
Once gathered, basketry materials were cleaned and prepared for use through various techniques including debarking, splitting, soaking, dyeing, pounding, sun bleaching, drying, steaming, boiling, cooking over fires, and baking in earth ovens.
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