The Best Baskets in the World - The Fine Art of Panama's Wounaan and Embera Indians

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In Nancy Schermer's gorgeous The Best Baskets in the World, we are taken into the world of Panama's indigenous basket makers. Whether you are a collector -- or simply an admirer -- of these intricate, hand-made baskets, this book is sure to help you to enjoy the many levels of these remarkable objects.

In this astonishing display of baskets large and small, you will find:
- Background information on the culture and lifestyle of the rainforest-based artisans who sculpt them
- Intriguing profiles of a few of the basket weavers
- A description of the detailed process of creating a fine basket
- Descriptions of other innovative woven figures and masks
- A helpful guide to selecting a basket or beginning a collection

With The Best Baskets in the World, your understanding of these unique and distinctive baskets will deepen, and the pleasure that comes along with owning these treasures is certain to enter your life. Soon, what you have thought of as souvenirs will become beautiful works of art.

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Nancy Schermer has been collecting and researching baskets for well over 30 years. Her interest has taken her to more than 110 countries and throughout the United States and Canada, where she always tries to investigate the local cultures and their crafts, particularly baskets. She and her baskets live in Saint Paul, MN, and Fountain Hills, AZ. Her husband, who has accompanied her and taken photographs, has now become a basket collector, too.

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