Fish Baskets

Product 1:

zl655.gif (27182 字节)This is a fish basket (fig.655), the square base is woven in an open basket weave with 15 strips of bamboo, seven in one direction and eight at right angles to them. bz657.gif (40888 字节)The strips extend outwards from all sides of the base so that they can be turned up to form the stakes for the body of the basket. The corners of the base are prominent because the strips are bent upwards at that point. The distance between the stakes is varied according to the shape required so that they are farthest apart at the maximum diameter of the basket.

The narrow neck is formed by overlapping two stakes, thus reducing the total number by half. As there are an even number of stakes, two strips of horizontal rings. The stakes are folded over at the top rim and tied to an additional ring of bamboo (fig.657).

Product 2:

zl658.gif (27431 字节)The fish basket has an interesting base (fig.658). Six strips used in two sets of three at right angles are interwoven in a loose basket weave.bz659.gif (43815 字节) Another base is made with eight additional strips arranged to form four curved diagonals. The two bases are pinned together with diagonal bamboo sticks. The bamboo strips of both bases extend beyond the base, and these are turned upwards to become the stakes for the body of the basket. One additional stake is introduced in one corner so that there are an odd number of stakes.(fig. 659).

Product 3:

zl660.gif (21948 字节)The fish basket is used to store freshly caught fish (fig.660). It has an interesting form that results from its unique construction. Strips of bamboo are interwoven to create a rectangular base and are turned upwards at the periphery of the base to provide the vertical members for the body of the basket. The corners thus formed are reinforced with a cane binding and the base itself is strengthened along its diagonals by two bamboo splints.

Weave structure

The body of the basket is created by a horizontal strip of bamboo weaving a twill pattern between the vertical members upto a certain height. At this point, the weft strip is ended, and the vertical members are grouped into sets of four, each set acting as a single member. Corners are created at the centres of the short side of the rectangular body by bending three sets on either side of these centres in opposite to it. The vertical members remaining on the longer side of the rectangular body continue upwards to form the neck after being woven into the sets that move horizontally.

This interweaving creates an inclined surface that meets the narrow neck. The ends of the horizontally arranged vertical staves overlap at the centre on the longer side, on either side of the neck. This construction causes a reduction of the number of vertical staves at the neck. Another horizontal strip resumes weaving between these staves to form the neck upto the rim. This is then strengthened by twisting the ends into a ring and tying it to a thin bamboo ring.

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