Elizabeth Whyte Schulze at the Cahoon Museum

As part of the “Interwoven” exhibit at the Cahoon Museum, NBO member Elizabeth Whyte Schulze gives a talk about her work and her process.

Contemporary Basketry: With Blue

Work by Debora Muhl, this week on Carol Eckert’s blog, Contemporary Basketry.

“Carriers of our Culture”

Enjoy a look-back article from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival written by C. Kurt Dewhurst, Marsha MacDowell and Marjorie Hunt. Across North America and throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Native people are engaged in artistic activities deeply rooted in the… Read More

Remembering Jackie Abrams

Photo by Jeff Lewis   We mark the passing of a beloved and talented teacher, artist, mentor, and so many other things to so many people. Jackie was most recently an instructor at the NBO Conference in Bowling… Read More

Dorothy McGuinness: The Art of Contemporary Woven Paper Basketry

Congratulations to NBO member Dorothy McGuinness on the publication of her book “The Art of Contemporary Woven Paper Basketry: Explorations in Diagonal Twill”! Check out her new book here…

Afro-Libyan Cultural Traditions

Basketry — the intricate interlacing, tying and braiding of dyed and dried palm leaves into baskets, trays, carpets and wall decor, is a thousand-year-old tradition in Tuareg. (Continue reading…)

NBO on Instagram

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Helen Leaf

  I work with ply-split braiding and fibre basketry techniques, making bowls, baskets and vessels. Wool is my preferred weaving fibre, and I also work with bark and plant fibres. I make my own tools and draw on… Read More

Basketry Dreams of a Brighter Future

For the Ro Ngao (a branch of the Ba Na ethnic minority), basketry is considered absolutely central to the very soul of their cultural identity. A Yak, 62, learnt to make baskets from his father as a young… Read More

Carol Eckert: First Place: The Fall of Icarus

Congratulations to NBO member Carol Eckert on being awarded First Place at the Fiber Arts X juried exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts for her piece, “Fall of Icarus”. Fiber Arts X is a biennial, juried, international… Read More