Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Addition to My Collection of Contemporary Baskets

Leon Niehues, Arkansas - 2012
8" x 6.75"
I try to get one contemporary basket a year to add to my collection. I purchased this piece from Leon Niehues of Arkansas while he was setup at the St. Louis Art Fair. I have one other basket I bought from him back in 1998 at the same fair.

Leon's baskets are made of white oak, processed in the traditional Ozark method of using a draw knife to pull splints off of a billet. He accents his baskets with overlays of ribs stitched with waxed linen, coral berry bush runners and machine screws.

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