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Western Australian Museum: Intertwined

Intertwined is a digital exhibit from the Western Australian Museum in Perth featuring 50 examples of traditional basketry from numerous cultures. As the exhibit states, "baskets and the technique of basketry can represent the identity of a weaver, their cultural practices, and a discovery of art form." Through dozens of high-quality photographs, the exhibit explores these ideas by showcasing different types of baskets such as varying kinds of Dilly Bags made by Aboriginal cultures in Australia, elaborately patterned Temple Baskets from East Timor, and baskets woven from leaves of the widespread Pandanus plant family. The exhibit also highlights multiple basket weaving stitch types, including the coil stitch, often used to create a basket's rim or handle; several kinds of plait stitches, ranging from a simple grid to an intricate hexagonal weave; and a seven-step caning stitch, which is also frequently used in chair-making. Each basket's entry includes a photograph, its place and date of collection, a brief description, and a short curator story about its provenance and use. The baskets featured in Intertwined were collected between the 1950s and the 1970s by June Colquhoun, who subsequently donated them to the museum's Anthropology & Archaeology department in 2012.
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August 2nd, 2019
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July 30th, 2019 at 12:19pm
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July 30th, 2019 at 2:28pm
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