Definition of "basketry" [bas•ket•ry]

  • The craft or process of making baskets or objects woven like baskets. (noun)
  • Baskets and similar objects of interwoven material considered as a group. Also called basketwork. (noun)

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Use "basketry" in a sentence
  • "[Page 246] lent by the Field Museum, and later by carefully selected specimens of basketry from the Philippines."
  • "(hint: take up crafts ... basketry is easy and engrossing!) +1 Good Comment?"
  • "These days the term 'basketry' can be applied to just about anything formed from a woven material ... and while the humble basket still exists, so too do more creative, and dramatic interpretations."