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Family Activity: Basket Weaving Concord Museum
200 Lexington Road
Concord, MA
May 30, 2020
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Evidence shows that basket making in North America using the twining technique dates back 9,000 years. To make a basket, thin pieces of wood are woven together, or strong rope can be made by braiding the tall grasses that are found at the edge of the river.  This weaving technique was used in everyday life to store corn, make fishing nets, and fashion mats to cover houses.

 

Download instructions to weave your own basket!

Family Activity: Basket Weaving