The Material Culture of Basketry

The Material Culture of Basketry

Part 1. Materials and Processes: from plant to basket and beyond -- Part 2. Basketry as Maths, Pattern and Engineering: growth, form and structure -- Part 3.

Author: Stephanie Bunn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1350094064

Category: Art and science

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Part 1. Materials and Processes: from plant to basket and beyond -- Part 2. Basketry as Maths, Pattern and Engineering: growth, form and structure -- Part 3. Gathering Knowledge: basketry as a medium of memory, belonging and evocation -- Part 4. Basketry: memory, healing, and recovery.
Categories: Art and science

The Material Culture of Basketry

The Material Culture of Basketry

Above all the book envisages basketry as an intellectually rewarding means of knowing. It presents the craft as embodying care for skilled making and for the social and natural environments in which it flourishes.

Author: Stephanie Bunn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350094055

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 312

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The Material Culture of Basketry celebrates basketry as a culturally significant skilled practice and as a theoretically rich discipline which has much to offer contemporary society. While sometimes understudied and underappreciated, it has much in common with mathematics and engineering, art, craft and design, and can also act as a socially beneficial source of skill and care. Contributors show how local knowledge of materials, plants and place are central to the craft. Case studies include the skill in weaverbird nest building (challenging how we perceive learning in craft and nature), an engineer's perspective on twining Peruvian grass bridges, and the local knowledge embodied in Pacific plaited patterns and knots. Photo-essays explore materials and techniques from the point of view of artists, anthropologists and mathematicians, revealing how the structure and skill in basketwork illustrate a significant form of textile technology. Thus, the book argues that the textures, patterns and geometric forms that emerge through basketwork reflect an embodied knowledge which expresses mathematical and engineering comprehension. The therapeutic value of the craft is recognised through a selection of case studies which consider basketry as a healing process for patients with brain injury, mental health problems, and as a memory aid for people living with dementia. This reclaims basketry's significant role in occupational therapy as an agent of recovery and well–being. Finally, basketry's inherently sustainable nature is also considered, demonstrating the continuation of basketry in spite of handwork's general decline and profiling new and recycled materials. Above all the book envisages basketry as an intellectually rewarding means of knowing. It presents the craft as embodying care for skilled making and for the social and natural environments in which it flourishes.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Gender and Material Culture in Archaeological Perspective

Gender and Material Culture in Archaeological Perspective

It is used to make rope , plaits for straps and can become mats , pack baskets , and many other basketry - style objects . There are finds of this material ...

Author: Moira Donald

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312223986

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Case studies drawn from many different periods and areas develop concepts and theories as diverse as the social contexts of production and artifact.
Categories: Social Science

The Great Basin

The Great Basin

... difficulties involved in associating material culture with languages, only in two areas in the Great Basin do we know enough about prehistoric basketry ...

Author: Donald Grayson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520948716

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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Covering a large swath of the American West, the Great Basin, centered in Nevada and including parts of California, Utah, and Oregon, is named for the unusual fact that none of its rivers or streams flow into the sea. This fascinating illustrated journey through deep time is the definitive environmental and human history of this beautiful and little traveled region, home to Death Valley, the Great Salt Lake, Lake Tahoe, and the Bonneville Salt Flats. Donald K. Grayson synthesizes what we now know about the past 25,000 years in the Great Basin—its climate, lakes, glaciers, plants, animals, and peoples—based on information gleaned from the region’s exquisite natural archives in such repositories as lake cores, packrat middens, tree rings, and archaeological sites. A perfect guide for students, scholars, travelers, and general readers alike, the book weaves together history, archaeology, botany, geology, biogeography, and other disciplines into one compelling panorama across a truly unique American landscape.
Categories: Nature

Exchanging Objects

Exchanging Objects

Mason identified seven categories (or classes) of material culture from which he could ... textiles, basketry, agricultural implements, musical instruments, ...

Author: Catherine A. Nichols

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781800730533

Category: Art

Page: 268

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As an historical account of the exchange of “duplicate specimens” between anthropologists at the Smithsonian Institution and museums, collectors, and schools around the world in the late nineteenth century, this book reveals connections between both well-known museums and little-known local institutions, created through the exchange of museum objects. It explores how anthropologists categorized some objects in their collections as “duplicate specimens,” making them potential candidates for exchange. This historical form of what museum professionals would now call deaccessioning considers the intellectual and technical requirement of classifying objects in museums, and suggests that a deeper understanding of past museum practice can inform mission-driven contemporary museum work.
Categories: Art

Crafting Wounaan Landscapes

Crafting Wounaan Landscapes

A cultural preference for this shape is perhaps revealed by the remarkable similarity of the present coiled baskets with coiled pottery that Wounaan used to ...

Author: Julie Velásquez Runk

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816534050

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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"This book reveals how indigenous Wounaan practice conservation in the face of national and international environmental governance"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Nature

The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History

The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History

The earliest efforts in the exploration of women's material culture came from ... Weaving New Worlds: Southeastern Cherokee Women and Their Basketry set a ...

Author: Frederick E. Hoxie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190614027

Category: History

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"Everything you know about Indians is wrong." As the provocative title of Paul Chaat Smith's 2009 book proclaims, everyone knows about Native Americans, but most of what they know is the fruit of stereotypes and vague images. The real people, real communities, and real events of indigenous America continue to elude most people. The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History confronts this erroneous view by presenting an accurate and comprehensive history of the indigenous peoples who lived-and live-in the territory that became the United States. Thirty-two leading experts, both Native and non-Native, describe the historical developments of the past 500 years in American Indian history, focusing on significant moments of upheaval and change, histories of indigenous occupation, and overviews of Indian community life. The first section of the book charts Indian history from before 1492 to European invasions and settlement, analyzing US expansion and its consequences for Indian survival up to the twenty-first century. A second group of essays consists of regional and tribal histories. The final section illuminates distinctive themes of Indian life, including gender, sexuality and family, spirituality, art, intellectual history, education, public welfare, legal issues, and urban experiences. A much-needed and eye-opening account of American Indians, this Handbook unveils the real history often hidden behind wrong assumptions, offering stimulating ideas and resources for new generations to pursue research on this topic.
Categories: History

Cherokee Basketry

Cherokee Basketry

Culture is fluid and responds to changing times and circumstance; material culture is no different. “Baskets are a key that can provide us with an ...

Author: M. Anna Fariello

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614230021

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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A tradition that dates back almost ten thousand years, basketry is an integral aspect of Cherokee culture. In the mountains of Western North Carolina, stunning baskets are still made from rivercane, white oak and honeysuckle and dyed with roots and bark. Cherokee Basketry describes the craft's forms, functions and methods and records the tradition's celebrated makers. This complex art, passed down from mothers to daughters, is a thread that bonds modern Native Americans to ancestors and traditional ways of life. Anna Fariello, associate professor at Western Carolina University, reveals that baskets hold much more than food and clothing. Woven with the stories of those who produce and use them, these masterpieces remain a powerful testament to creativity and imagination.
Categories: Photography

Indian Work

Indian Work

original purity — the art of making fine baskets of cane - baskets whose ... All of these exhibits intentionally represented the material culture of ...

Author: Daniel H. Usner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674033493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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Representations of Indian economic life have played an integral role in discourses about poverty, social policy, and cultural difference but have received surprisingly little attention. Daniel Usner dismantles ideological characterizations of Indian livelihood to reveal the intricacy of economic adaptations in American Indian history.
Categories: Business & Economics

Life beyond the Boundaries

Life beyond the Boundaries

Eighty-two pieces of basketry were recovered, all of which Winslow and Blair ... Although the material cultures of the two regions are not identical, ...

Author: Karen Harry

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607326960

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Life beyond the Boundaries explores identity formation on the edges of the ancient Southwest. Focusing on some of the more poorly understood regions, including the Jornada Mogollon, the Gallina, and the Pimería Alta, the authors use methods drawn from material culture science, anthropology, and history to investigate themes related to the construction of social identity along the perimeters of the American Southwest. Through an archaeological lens, the volume examines the social experiences of people who lived in edge regions. Through mobility and the development of extensive social networks, people living in these areas were introduced to the ideas and practices of other cultural groups. As their spatial distances from core areas increased, the degree to which they participated in the economic, social, political, and ritual practices of ancestral core areas increasingly varied. As a result, the social identities of people living in edge zones were often—though not always—fluid and situational. Drawing on an increase of available information and bringing new attention to understudied areas, the book will be of interest to scholars of Southwestern archaeology and other researchers interested in the archaeology of low-populated and decentralized regions and identity formation. Life beyond the Boundaries considers the various roles that edge regions played in local and regional trajectories of the prehistoric and protohistoric Southwest and how place influenced the development of social identity. Contributors: Lewis Borck, Dale S. Brenneman, Jeffery J. Clark, Severin Fowles, Patricia A. Gilman, Lauren E. Jelinek, Myles R. Miller, Barbara J. Mills, Matthew A. Peeples, Kellam Throgmorton, James T. Watson
Categories: Social Science

Great Basin and Sierra Nevada

Great Basin and Sierra Nevada

Goodman , S. , 1985 , Material culture : Basketry and fiber artifacts , in Thomas , D.H. , ed . , The archaeology of Hidden Cave : New York , American ...

Author: David R. Lageson

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813700027

Category: Electronic book

Page: 430

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Great Basin and Sierra Nevada, the second volume of the Geological Society of America Field Guide Series, focuses on the dynamic and spectacular geology of this region, providing the inspiring backdrop for the 2000 GSA Annual Meeting in Reno. This volume gives complete coverage of field trips held in conjunction with that meeting.
Categories: Electronic book

Archeological Investigations at Buena Vista Lake Kern County California

Archeological Investigations at Buena Vista Lake  Kern County  California

... comparison of the material from site 1 with the Late horizon in the Delta . ... use of asphaltum and obsidian ; coiled basketry ; and flexed burials .

Author: Waldo Rudolph Wedel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030746393

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 194

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Categories: Indians of North America

The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies

... '5ensori-affectivo-motor conducts geared to material culture' (Warnier 2006: 187). ... compare, for example, skin, basketry, clay, metal, and plastic.

Author: Dan Hicks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199218714

Category: Social Science

Page: 792

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Written by an international team of experts, the Handbook makes accessible a full range of theoretical and applied approaches to the study of material culture, and the place of materiality in social theory, presenting current thinking about material culture from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, geography, and science and technology studies.
Categories: Social Science

Publications of the American Folklife Center

Publications of the American Folklife Center

Examines the stability of the material culture of the Hopi through time by investigating plaited basketry , coiled basketry , wicker basketry , sashes ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006293562

Category:

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Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory

Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory

The cordage basketry axis of material culture is thus a seamless flow. Pine needles chaîne opératoire Pine needles have been used traditionally for both ...

Author: Linda M. Hurcombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317814559

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 359

Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book demonstrates the efficacy of an holistic approach by using examples and cases studies. No other book covers such a broad range of organic materials from a social and object biography perspective, or concentrates so fully on approaches to the missing components of prehistoric material culture. This book will be an essential addition for those people wishing to understand better the nature and importance of organic materials as the ’missing majority’ of prehistoric material culture.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture

Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture

Cultures can change but often the changes are not across all areas in one time (otherwise ... In a similar way one aspect of material culture, basketry, ...

Author: Linda Hurcombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136801990

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 801

This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated, Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through typology, ethnography and experiment, and every type of material including wood, fibers, bones, hides and adhesives, stone, clay, and metals. With over seventy illustrations with almost fifty in full colour, this book not only provides the tools an archaeologist will need to interpret past societies from their artefacts, but also a keen appreciation of the beauty and tactility involved in working with these fascinating objects. This is a book no archaeologist should be without, but it will also appeal to anybody interested in the interaction between people and objects.
Categories: Social Science

Survival Skills of Native California

Survival Skills of Native California

The Material Culture of the Chumash Interaction Sphere . Vol . ... Indian Basketry . Henry Malkan . New York , 1909 . Jamison , Richard L. , comp .

Author: Paul Douglas Campbell

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 0879059214

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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A comprehensive examination of the wisdom and practical arts of California's native population offers step-by-step instructions for utilizing ancient knowledge, such as tool building, fire-making, hunting, fishing, and much more. Original.
Categories: Social Science

Catalogue Raisonn of the Alaska Commercial Company Collection Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Catalogue Raisonn   of the Alaska Commercial Company Collection  Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The same can be said for Tlingit basketry made in the late nineteenth and ... The collections of material culture made during this period both document that ...

Author: Berkeley Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520097831

Category: Art

Page: 582

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This book documents, with photographs and complete descriptions, the more than 2,200 Native Alaskan (Eskimo, Aleut, Northwest Coast, and Athapaskan) objects originally collected by the Alaska Commercial Company and donated to the University of California in 1897. Introducing the catalogue are essays on the historical background and cultural context and significance of the collection. Also included are indexes of personal and geographical names and a concordance.
Categories: Art

Plants in Neolithic Britain and Beyond

Plants in Neolithic Britain and Beyond

... that such items of material culture reflected status, prestige, cultural and gender affiliations (Donald and Hurcombe 2000a, in preparation). Baskets ...

Author: Andrew S. Fairbairn

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785703720

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Plant-centred issues are fundamental in the definitions and explanations of the Neolithic as a phenomenon.The meeting of the Neolithic Studies Group from which this volume developed aimed to provide a forum for the wide range of approaches now applied to Neolithic archaeobotany at site and landscape scales of resolution.
Categories: Social Science