Basketry: Materials, Techniques & Processes


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Which method of basketry uses a sharp tool called an awl?

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1. Many natural materials are used in basket making. _____ is thin strips of material that come from a thorny climbing palm found in parts of Asia and the Pacific.

2. Which method of basket weaving is also sometimes referred to as checker weave?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the materials and processes associated with making baskets. Answer multiple-choice questions on a method of making baskets that uses an awl and thin strips of material that come from a thorny climbing palm.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be assessed on:

  • A method sometimes called checker weave
  • The horizontal weaving method
  • The characteristics/history of basketry

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on making baskets, including a material that comes from a thorny palm in Asia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a weaving method that is done horizontally and the process that uses a sharp tool called an awl
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a method of making baskets that's sometimes known as a checker weave

Additional Learning

Increase your understanding of the way in which baskets are made by reviewing the accompanying lesson entitled Basketry: Materials, Techniques & Processes. These main areas will be studied:

  • Basketry definition
  • Explanation of the weaving process
  • Materials based on what's available
  • Various techniques for basket making