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How to Weave a Basket

Native basket-weaving typically begins with the collection of materials. Spruce root is the most common and most important component of Tlingit baskets. Various grasses and ferns are collected and dyed, and are used produce the intricate geometric designs that decorate the spruce baskets.

weaver with her materials

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