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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.
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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.Review:
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
It will appeal to collectors elsewhere because of the similarity with basket traditions and techniques in other parts of the country. --Antique Collecting
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Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, 1979. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110271002298
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0271002298 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1003064