The Precedent of Cloth: Baskets and Mats (FITE Part 4 of 6)

Basket making is the first form of weaving, said Robert Lane ‎owner of Silahis Arts and Artifacts Inc..

Robert Lane casually lecturing.
Robert Lane casually lecturing.

Man began to twist dried leaves together to form rope. By coiling or interlacing these fibers they eventually formed what we call baskets. Baskets by definition are lightweight containers used to hold or carry things many times its original weight. These are typically made from any interwoven strips and Philippine baskets are usually made from wood or plant fibers like pandan, rattan, nito and bamboo.

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