Thursday, March 11, 2010

Beets and baskets

Worked on a leafy beet, few more leaves and the top of the old weather-beaten trunk. Discovered though a talented, knowledgeable friend and basketmaker that the one in this still life is a white oak Kentucky egg basket. "This particular style originated in central Kentucky around Cave City/Park City/Horse Cave....The history of this type basket goes back to the early settlers, many, many generations, and was handed down from one to the next within several families...There were about seven or eight extended families of basketmakers in the area."

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