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    Posted 8 years ago

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    this basket measures: height w/lid- 3 3/8" , diameter- 6 1/4". it has a very tight weave with alot of color incorporated. the lid fits snugly and it holds its shape very well for being as thin as it is. idk the material maybe pine needles or something else that is rather fine. thanks for any and all advice an d just let me know if you would like some better pics or anymore info

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 8 years ago
      The basket is made from straw. These are very common. Here is one from Bohemia:
    2. CanyonRoad, 8 years ago
      No, not actually from Bohemia. (I think that was just a comment on the possible lifestyle, as in an unconventional, bohemian, "arty" style that the person in the link thought applied.)

      The basket is Chinese, (as is the one in the link.) They are often mistaken for American Indian baskets, because they are the general size and shape of some Pacific Northwest baskets. But the material they are made from is a type of rush, native to China. It makes a strong, flexible, fairly sturdy basket (unlike the Indian baskets that they resemble, which are made from cedar and beargrass.)

      The twined stitching is different also (the Indian baskets have stitches that are almost square-shaped, not long like this), and the lids on the Indian baskets sit on a recessed lip, flush with the sides of the basket, not fitting over the top like this.

      These are illustrated in "Art of the Basket, Traditional Basketry from Around the World" by Bryan Sentance, and identified as Chinese twined rush baskets, made for export. At least in the west, you can usually find them in nearly every thrift shop for around $1.99 or less.
    3. lutk78, 8 years ago
      i get the feeling you know what your talking about. thank you very much, good news or not its appreciated
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 8 years ago
      CanyonRoad is expert in Native American textiles, lutk78. It's a pretty basket! :)

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