The ART of FUNCTIONAL OBJECTS



Birch bark basket

 

Twined tule (bulrush) quiver

 

Looped string bag made from twisted dogbane, milkweed, and stinging nettle fibers with four small abalone shell pendants.

 

Knotless netted pouch made from 2-ply dogbane cordage.

 

Neck pouch made from 2-ply dogbane and milkweed cordage.

 

Neck pouch made from cordage dyed with an acorn / rust solution, black walnut seed husk, white alder bark and green redwood seed cones.

 

Looped string bag made from 2-ply New Zealand flax leaves and dogbane fibers with two Grey pine nut toggles.
The black New Zealand flax fibers were dyed in a mixture of acorn / rusty nails solution.

 

Looped string bag created from the twisted cordage of seven different plant materials. The 2-ply string was made from (starting from the bottom of the bag) the leaves of New Zealand flax, yucca and chambira palm, along with the bast fibers of hau, stinging nettle, milkweed and dogbane. The bag was attached to a plaited rattan backpack.

 

Dip net made from 2-ply cordage of chambira palm fibers (knotless netting) and a rim of coast live oak branch.
The dimensions for the opening of the net are 9 1/2" x 13".

 

Net carrying bag made from dogbane cordage.

 

Coiled sweetgrass basket

 

Coiled hopper basket adhered to stone mortar with pine resin / charcoal mixture.

 

 

Twined baskets made out of tule (bulrush).

 

Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny sedge basket on pinky finger.

 

 

Mini-tule mat

 

Twined basket made from American three square with overlay materials of beargrass leaves and equisetum roots.

 

Mini-willow burden basket

 

Willow woodpecker trap

 

Willow baskets
Willow burden basket on the right has a tumpline (carrying strap).

 

Willow crayfish trap with stone weights.

 

 

 

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