Basketry News


British Museum: Baskets and Belonging, 26 May - 11 September 2011

Norwich University College of the Arts: East Anglian Basketry

Museums, Collections and Organisations Websites

Basket Makers Association:

British Museum:

Craft Council:

Horniman Museum:

Hunterian Museum:

Musee Vannerie:

Museum of East Anglian Life:

Natural History Museum:

Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service:

Pitt Rivers Museum:

Royal Botanica Gardens Kew:

Royal Museum of Central Africa:

Ruthin Craft Centre:

Worshipful Company of Basketmakers:


Artist Websites

Laura Ellen Bacon:

Dail Behennah:

Mathias Bengtsson:

Mary Butcher:

Kenneth Cobponpue:

Norie Hatekayama:

Thomas Heatherwick:

Tim Johnson:

Yvonne Koolmatrie:

Mario Mertz:

Ueno Masao:

Lois Walpole:



Journal of Design History - article on the exhibition

Heslop, S et al. Basketry Making Human Nature, Colchester Print Group, United Kingdom, © Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, 2011.

Adovasio, J.M. Prehistoric North American Basketry. Nevada State Museum Anthropological Papers 16, 100-45.Carson City, 1974.

Adovasio, J.M. Basketry Technology, a Guide to Identification and Analysis. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1977.

Butcher, M and Mitchell, V. East Anglian Basketry, Norwich, © Norwich University College of the Arts, 2011.

Butcher, M et al. Contemporary International Basketmaking, Merrell Publishers, London 2003.

Butcher, M. Willow Work, David & Charles Publishers, Devon, 1987.

Earle, J. New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters (Japan Society Series), Japan Society; 2008.

Gabriel & Goymer. The Complete Book of Basketry Techniques, David & Charles Publishers, 1999.

Maynard, B. Modern Basketry Techniques, BT Batsford Ltd; London, Revised edition 1993.

Puketapu-Hetet, E. Maori Weaving, Pitman Publishing, Aukland, 1989.

Walpole, L. Creative Basket Making, Tiger Books; Canterbury, First edition 1989.

Walpole, L. Weave Coil and Plait Crafty Containers from Recycled Materials, Search Press, Tunbridge Wells, 1997.

Wendrich, W. The World According to Basketry: An Ethno-archeological Interpretation of Basketry Production in Egypt. University of Leiden, Netherlands: Research School of Asian, African and Amerindian Studies (CNWS), 1999.