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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project FA 1116. Folk studies student project titled: “The Art of Basket Making,” which includes a description of the traditional process of making baskets in Wax, Grayson County, Kentucky. Project includes a description of two types of baskets, traditional practices, tools, photos, and informant’s name. Photographs by David Sutherland.


American Material Culture | Folklore

FA 1116 JAGGERS Ben #2.pdf (472 kB)
Art of Basket Making (paper)

FA 1116 JAGGERS Ben #4.jpg (961 kB)
Alvey tacking the hoop and handle together to begin the frame

FA 1116 JAGGERS Ben #7.jpg (737 kB)
Alvey with a basket frame, inserting a rib into the wrapping of the basket