Indian Basketry; Studies in a Textile Art Without Machinery Volume 1

2018-02-13 11:17:02 by Otis Tufton Mason
Indian Basketry; Studies in a Textile Art Without Machinery Volume 1 by Otis Tufton Mason

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Author
Otis Tufton Mason
Publisher
Theclassics.Us
Date of release
Pages
76
ISBN
9781230314808
Binding
Paperback
Illustrations
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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC
Rating
5
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III Basket-making The sallow knows the basketmaker's thumb.--Emerson Under the head of basket-making are included all the activities in and fostered by construction, namely: 1. Harvesting materials.--This embraces intimate acquaintance with the places where just the right substances abound, knowledge of the times when each element is ripe, methods of growing, harvesting, and conveying involved, as well as the tools and apparatus used in gathering. In their rough state much of the materials would be as unfit for the use as quarry clay would be for the potter or crude ore for the metallurgist. 2. Preparing materials.--Frequently the raw materials are stored away at the time of harvesting until required for manufacture. Nature makes the rules for gathering in her own good time. But this might be the busy season, whereas this art may go on in different seasons. When the time comes for their use, special manipulations are necessary, such as peeling, splitting, making splints, yarning or twisting, twining, braiding, soaking, gauging, colouring. These should each be noted carefully and described for the several basket areas. 3. Processes of manufacture.--The materials being ready, the maker seats herself in the midst and begins the technical operations that should be minutely watched, and photographed, if possible. Collections should also be made of tools, apparatus, and patterns. Each of these will be examined with minute care, especially the third. If this art is to be imitated and become a stimulus in technical instruction, it is of the utmost importance that the substances be correctly known, that the manipulations of materials be familiar, and, above all, that the course of each element in the warp and weft, the foundation, and...


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