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These pot shaped baskets are created only by masterweavers. First they make a traditional piece of pottery and then begin weaving over it. Each glass bead is individually threaded onto the copper wire and woven into the basket with very fine weaving. When the basket is complete, the pottery is intentionally cracked and removed from the inside.

These pot shaped baskets are created only by masterweavers. First they make a traditional piece of pottery and then begin weaving over it. Each glass bead is individually threaded onto the copper wire and woven into the basket with very fine weaving. When the basket is complete, the pottery is intentionally cracked and removed from the inside.

The Mint Museum's collection of modern and contemporary Native arts of the Americas showcases works from Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Guatemala, from the nineteenth century to today.

The Mint Museum's collection of modern and contemporary Native arts of the Americas showcases works from Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Guatemala, from the nineteenth century to today.

Africa | Basket from Botswana, possibly Bayei or Hambukushu peoples | ca. 1970s | Theses stunning basket are made from palm tree fibers. This palm tree, called Mokola is found along the Okavango area. The technique and process of fabrication are very complex. It can take up to a month to produce a medium sized basket.

Africa | Basket from Botswana, possibly Bayei or Hambukushu peoples | ca. 1970s | Theses stunning basket are made from palm tree fibers. This palm tree, called Mokola is found along the Okavango area. The technique and process of fabrication are very complex. It can take up to a month to produce a medium sized basket.

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