Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The roots needed to make the basket have to be young and tough roots. It also depends on the sizes of the roots if they would to be able to be use for weaving. There is so much that goes into gathering the root and you kind of have to have an idea of what kind of basket you are going to be making, like the size of it at least. As I have learned about the Tlingit spruce-root basket, I have found out how much goes into it and it is something that looks so simple but it takes many and many hours to make. Now I understand why it takes a few days just collecting the root for just one basket.