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.
About 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.