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Willow, Oak, and Rye: Basket Traditions in Pennsylvania
     

Willow, Oak, and Rye: Basket Traditions in Pennsylvania

by Jeannette Lasansky
 

This book examines the 19th- and 20th-century baskets made by immigrants and their descendants, and points out in what ways these baskets resemble or differ from those made in other parts of the country. Regional styles within the state are identified and baskets are discussed in terms of changing construction methods, materials, and the forms or shapes used by the

Overview

This book examines the 19th- and 20th-century baskets made by immigrants and their descendants, and points out in what ways these baskets resemble or differ from those made in other parts of the country. Regional styles within the state are identified and baskets are discussed in terms of changing construction methods, materials, and the forms or shapes used by the makers. A list of documented basketmakers is included.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“It will appeal to collectors elsewhere because of the similarity with basket traditions and techniques in other parts of the country.”
—Antique Collecting

“The volume discusses, illustrates, and analyzes baskets in three media. It is well written . . . has excellent pictures of basketmakers at work, as well as of the baskets themselves from many collections.”
—Pennsylvania German Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271002293
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1979
Series:
A Keystone Book ?
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Jeannette Lasansky is a lecturer and a research associate at Bucknell University. She is also director of the Union County Oral Traditions Projects and recipient of ten grants for research, publication, and multimedia shows. She is a graduate of Harpur College and the University of Iowa.

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