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Basketry

Since ancient times, baskets have been used initially for utilitarian purposes and later for decorative value. The weaving of them is as old as the history of civilization. Fragments of basketry have been found in Egyptian tombs and pyramid excavations. Made from a minimal amount of raw resources such as grasses, trees and other natural fibers, baskets display early primitive mans ingenuity at it's peak.

Baskets and other utilitarian forms of basketry have been a mainstay of our collection since its beginning in 1970. All of our baskets were made by the local indigenous peoples of Africa, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The collection consists of new, used, vintage, old and in some cases antique specimens. Many are made in quantities and some are unique one of kind examples woven by craftsmen and artists in their native homelands.

African Storage Basket

Woven bamboo storage basket, Africa, 20th century.

Akkah Basket

Akkah basket for hunter/gathers, Laos. 9" x 8" x 12"

Bamboo Peel Scoop Basket

Grainery Scoop Basket, Bontoc, Philippines

Bamboo Rice Basket

Bamboo rice storage basket, Palawan, Philippines, 25.5" x ...

BATAK VESSEL WITH LID

Batak vessel with lid. 7"H x 4"W.

Bigao Winnowing Basket

"Bigao" winnowing basket, Bontoc, Philippines.

BINALI CONTAINER ETCHING

Framed etching of Binali container with gecko figure in ...

Bontoc Backpack Basket

Bontoc tribe backpack, Philippines,vintage.

BURMESE LACQUER BAMBOO KHWET

Red lacquer bamboo food bowl, Burma, early 20th C

Chinese Hat Box

Woven bamboo peel hat box, Zhijiang, China, c. 1870's

Ethiopian Hat

Ethiopian woven hat. 20"

ETHIOPIAN SHOULDER BASKET

Orthodox Christian imagery of Amhara food basket, Ethiopia

Harvest Back Basket

Rattan and bamboo harvest back basket, Thailand

Ifugao Sewing Basket

Ifugao sewing needle basket, Philippines

Ifugao Ulbong Basket

Ifugao 'ulbong' rice storage basket, Philippines, L.20th ...

Ifugao `Labba' Market Basket

Bamboo, "Labba," market basket, Ifugao Tribe, Phillipines

Indonesian Burden Basket

Rattan & Bamboo Burden Basket

Kalinga ka-ong labba

Woven "Kalinga" Ka-ong labba storage basket, Philipines, ...

Kalinga Labba Basket

Labba storage basket, Philippines

Karen Hill Tribe Basket

Woven rattan basket, Karen people, Thailand, approximately ...

Kittens

Cute zest ever

KUBA TRIBE FOOD BASKET

Kuba tribe food storage basket, Congo, Africa, 5.5"H x 9"W.

Locust Collection Basket

Bamboo and rattan locust collecting basket, Ilocos, ...

Philippine Rattan Basket

Rattan utility basket with cover. Philippines, vintage.

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