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Jolene
Tim

The basketry technique of coiling and binding materials to create a rigid form has been in existence for hundreds of years
It is one of the oldest known Native American crafts.
Originating in the South-West and Central America, baskets were first created from reeds, barks, and grasses.

Depending on the origin of an item, different materials, and patterns were used to signify different meanings.
Wedding baskets were created to contain cornmeal for guests and couples to consume at a ceremony.
Jugs were often used to hold water, coated with boiled Pinyon pitch to prevent leaking.

The goal in creating these pieces is to modernize these ancient techniques into a minimal, yet finely detailed piece, durable for everyday use.