Materials: Natural fibers, grasses and dye from natural pigments
Agaseki baskets served as containers to transport
food, grains, & other valuable items and were often presented
to a bride and groom as a wedding gift. Before the weaving could
begin, the fibers were soaked in water for two-weeks making
them soft and pliable. They were then pounded out flat and dried.
Older Agaseki baskets were woven with geometric black patterns
against the natural color of the fiber; the black color achieved by
boiling various roots and seeds.
Dimensions: 13" height x 6" diameter