A beautiful display of all things baskety greeted the children. The bag in the centre front is an Aboriginal made bag used for carrying foraged food.
The basket weaver refered to the free form egg-shaped baskets below as 'wild baskets' as they follow no formal rules of structure. I just love the look of these!
There were woven items from several different countries including Canada, North America and Papua New Guinea.
The weaver enjoys using all sorts of vegetation when basket making including rampant vines, long strappy grasses, straw and even discarded corn husks and leaves!
|Pine needle 'crumbing down' brush|
|I can't get enough of those variegated effects!|
There were even tiny little 'birds' to go into the nests...
The youngest was so proud of her nest but we ran out of time for a photo. I'll try to post one tomorrow...