Basketry and Beyond: Constructing Cultures


Edited by T. A. Heslop and Helen Anderson

Emerging from a research project at the University of East Anglia, this ground-breaking book is composed of twenty-two fully illustrated essays covering the creation of basketry across five continents and over many millennia. Much neglected, basketry is one of the oldest human technologies that has helped us establish the ways in which we live in the world and thrive in a wide range of environments. In addition, by structuring our thought processes and contributing to our sense of order, it is embedded in human culture.

Bringing together leading international scholars from a range of disciplines, this beautifully designed and accessible volume presents case studies that challenge assumptions and celebrate human creativity.

Publisher: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Pages: 264

IBSN: 9781916133648