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A Tisket, a Tasket: The Many Ways to Use a Traditional Basket

Explore how basket came to the prominent state, where they originated from, and what makes certain baskets better than others.



This willow basket was made by Latvian artist Janucz Lapinus.
Photography by Povy Kendal Atchison
Robin Taylor Daugherty has been collecting baskets for thirty years. These Native American baskets are an important part of her home’s decor.
A basket begins to take shape under Daugherty’s expert hands.
A prolific basket weaver, Daugherty finds many uses for her baskets.
This woven receptacle for recyclables is so handsome it can be displayed in the kitchen.
Daugherty uses this African basket daily in the kitchen. A Latvian peeled willow basket holds tomatoes. Daugherty made the tall cobra basket of black ash, Western red cedar bark, and willow.





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