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==Viking Baskets==
 
==Viking Baskets==
Boards interpreted as [[Viking]] baskets have been recovered that have a wooden base and a wooden lid, which was carved with a basic horse shape.
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Boards interpreted as [[Viking]] baskets have been recovered that have a wooden base and a wooden lid, which was carved with a basic horse shape. Coil baskets also have been discovered in Viking-age Lund and the Oseberg burial. There is also an undated example from the Farm Beneath the Sand, Greenland.
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==13-14th Century Baskets==
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A wicker basket lid from York, with willow rods woven around slats, has been discovered, which is of a unique construction in medieval Europe.
  
 
==15th Century Baskets==  
 
==15th Century Baskets==  
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
* [http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=224 Atlantian A&S Links: Basketry]
 
* [http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=224 Atlantian A&S Links: Basketry]
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* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCAbasketry/ SCA Basketry: Mailing list discussing baskets and basket making]
 
* [http://www.larsdatter.com/baskets.htm Baskets in the Middle Ages and Renaissance]
 
* [http://www.larsdatter.com/baskets.htm Baskets in the Middle Ages and Renaissance]
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* [http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/artefacts/basket.htm  Wicker lid from Coppergate in York]
  
 
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[[category:artefact (medieval)]]

Revision as of 07:46, 11 November 2009

A basket is a container that is generally made of woven vegetable matter. Typically during the medieval period, this material would be a wood like willow.

Viking Baskets

Boards interpreted as Viking baskets have been recovered that have a wooden base and a wooden lid, which was carved with a basic horse shape. Coil baskets also have been discovered in Viking-age Lund and the Oseberg burial. There is also an undated example from the Farm Beneath the Sand, Greenland.

13-14th Century Baskets

A wicker basket lid from York, with willow rods woven around slats, has been discovered, which is of a unique construction in medieval Europe.

15th Century Baskets

Hieronymus Bosch depicts woven baskets in some of his paintings. These have handles on the side, wooden lids and a strap that loops across the shoulders.

External Links