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BASKETRY. Hisako Sekijima. New York: Kodansha, 1991. 144 pp., softbound, $17.95.

Originally published five years ago in hardcover, this paperback edition remains both a beautiful and practical book on the art and craft of basketry. A foreword by Jack Lenor Larsen praises the author's insights into the basket-making process. The author begins by identifying the six basic basketry techniques--looping, knotting, plaiting, coiling, weaving and twining. Detailed drawings and excellent photographs, many in color, help to guide the reader through an interplay of form, material and method. The section on materials explains how to prepare different kinds of bark, how to split stalks and logs, how to make twine and braid and natural dyeing processes.
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Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 1, 1991
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