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SOME INDIAN STITCHES : Page 158


in working out the pattern raffia or rush may be

used as spokes, and raffia for the weaver. The

lower part of the

pattern is in open

work twining; the

upper is made by

splitting each spoke

and joining the right

half of each one with

the left half of the

spoke at the right

Fig. 40

of it, with twining.

The succeeding rows

are woven in the same way. Rows of twining are

TWINED BASKETS

Figure 4. TWINED BASKETS

The basket in the centre is made with the twining which encloses two spokes in each stitch. The one at the right is of the simple twining. Above and on the right is a rattle made of raffia on rattan spokes. On the left the unfinished basket is of colored raffia on rush spokes

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