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Dawn Walden | Random Order of Anishnaube

Dawn Walden - Random Order of Anishnaube, Contemporary Basketry: High Fiber: Racine Art Museum

Raku pottery lined with copper leaf (3 slots), willow, seagrass, copper wire, oak-cast patinated copper nuggets,turquoise and garnet beads by Marc Jenesel and Karen Pierce.

Raku pottery lined with copper leaf slots), willow, seagrass, copper wire…

Tutsi Basket from Rwanda/Burundi.  14.5" tall x 8" diameter.  The Tutsi women were responsible for weaving baskets, floor mats and wall panels. Basketry weaving was a communal activity which occured during recreational evening gatherings. The black dye comes from boiling banana flowers which creates a black sap. The red dye was was extracted from the root & seeds of the urukamgi plant. www.africaandbeyond.com

Additional handwoven baskets from sub-Saharan Africa that make beautiful home decorations.

Nakatomi Hajime

The Sound of the Moon, 2005 By Nakatomi Hajime, Japanese, born 1974 Bamboo (madake) and rattan Selected technique: comb plaiting (thousan.