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[bas-ki-tree, bah-ski-]
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  1. baskets collectively; basketwork.
  2. the art or process of making baskets.

Origin of basketry

First recorded in 1850–55; basket + -ry
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Examples from the Web for basketry

Historical Examples

  • Hats, usually of basketry, were worn by many Pacific coast tribes.

    The Myths of the North American Indians

    Lewis Spence

  • Basketry is what I taught; I liked it best, and was good at it.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame

    Laura E. Richards

  • They talked of stock and crops, of seeds and basketry and butter.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame

    Laura E. Richards

  • In this, as in basketry and pottery, the answer is found in nature.

  • They were adepts in basketry, and in wattle-work for walls and ramparts.

    Evolution in Art

    Alfred C. Haddon

British Dictionary definitions for basketry


  1. the art or practice of making baskets
  2. baskets collectively
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