About NBO

Members of the National Basketry Organization (NBO) – An association of basket weavers advancing traditional basket weaving and contemporary basketry.

The National Basketry Organization is an inclusive community of makers and enthusiasts whose mission is to promote awareness, inspire creativity, and foster appreciation for the heritage and artistry of basketry.

Founded in 1999 and incorporated as a non-profit in 2000, NBO has nearly 700 members reflecting the diversity of basket-making in America and extending beyond our borders.

As a non-profit organization, NBO promotes fellowship, provides education and increases awareness of the breadth of basketry.

Included among NBOs members are basket-makers, educators, collectors, gallery owners, students, scholars, curators, craft and art schools as well as museums. The NBO community encompasses a continuum of makers, from those who celebrate basketry’s traditional roots to those stretching the boundaries of materials and processes in contemporary applications.

Programs

  • Educational opportunities to study basketry past and present
  • Basketry+, the premier publication in the field of basketry
  • Over/Under, our on-line periodical
  • Exhibitions such as our biennial juried show, traveling shows, and an in-print showcase of member’s work
  • Inspiring and enriching biennial conferences not to be missed
  • Support through scholarships and awards
  • Ways for people to connect, network, and form a community

Board & Staff

Learn more about NBO’s Board and staff

NBO Products & Gifts

Browse NBO products and gifts

News from NBO

Screenshot of Enhanced Members page

Welcome to our new website!

We’ve redesigned the NBO website from the bottom up to make it easier to use and to include more features and information. 

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Cover of Basketry+ magazine, fall 2023-winter 2024

Basketry+ magazine – Fall 2023/winter 2024

The Fall 2023/Winter 2024 issue of the NBO magazine Basketry+ just came out. Enjoy a sample article from the issue.

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Tradition and Innovation in Basketry 11

The National Basketry Organization’s 2023 biennial conference is in the history books! We had a ball – enjoy the photos! 

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An NBO member weaving a basket

Join NBO

The National Basketry Organization is an inclusive community of makers and enthusiasts whose purpose is to promote awareness, inspire creativity and foster appreciation for the heritage and artistry of basketry.

When you join NBO, you join a lively community of people who care about the past, present and future of basketry.

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