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SOME INDIAN STITCHES : Page 164


COILED BASKETS

Figure 5. COILED BASKETS

would coil a kite string, the braided border

is made with a single

weaver. The bird-cage

stitch of the Clallam

and Makah Indians is

sometimes woven with

an open mesh, and

sometimes close and fine.

In copying the open-meshed weave shown

in Fig. 46, No. 4 rattan

may be used for the FlG' 45

vertical spokes, No. 3 rattan for the horizontal coil

Fig. 46

and raffia for the weaver. The horizontal coil is laid back of the vertical spokes, and a single weaver of raffia binds the vertical spokes to the coil where they cross. The rows are about a quarter of an inch apart. In the close weave the spokes, horizontal coil and

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