What was basket weaving used for?

What is the function or history of basket weaving?

As soon as man (and woman!) were able to plait fibers together, they began to experiment with structures for woven containers. Baskets were needed as containers for everything imaginable- food, clothing, seeds, storage and transport.

What cultures weave baskets?

Basket-weaving is part of what makes the Tule tribe a tribe, and part of their identity would slip away if basket-weaving disappears. Basket-weaving and the Tule tribe have gone hand in hand since the origins of their tribe. However, western influences nearly made it extinct.

What can I use as a gift filler for a basket?

Choose a gift basket filler. Some examples include shredded newspaper, shredded tissue paper, Easter grass, large pieces of confetti, packing straw or colored foam balls. There is no right or wrong type of filler for a basket. Just choose something you like and/or that you feel matches the contents of the gift basket.

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