Some of the finest, most beautiful baskets in the world are made using the coiling technique. This universal method uses one continuous, round length of paper rush as the material to construct the basket, wound around or on top of itself, in an expanding or decreasing spiral. Covered coiling lends itself to a wide variety of expressions. This basket uses a beautifully dyed mohair, a gold thread to add glitz and a novelty boucle to completely cover the core. A “figure 8” stitch is used to bind the new coil to the previous one. Concentrated attention was paid to the shaping and the rim of this basket.
Coiled basketry is a labor intensive art form. Each basket is a one-of-a-kind creation. This basket took 12 to 16 hours to complete.
size:5 12" high, 7" wide