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Welcome to Pacific Northwest Basket Weaver

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Introduction

The indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest--such as the Salish, Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian--have a rich and long history. Basketweaving is one important aspect of native culture. The product of techniques handed down from generation to generation, native baskets are both practical tools and beautiful pieces of art. This website will explain some of the history of Pacific Northwest basketweaving and the principles of math that are embodied within it. Through our Basket Weaver software, you will be able to create your own basket designs.

(Image courtesy of Teri Rofkar)

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