Basket Maker


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Basket Maker

n.
1. Any of several early periods of Ancestral Puebloan culture characterized by the use of wicker basketry, dry farming, and coiled pottery.
2. A member of the Ancestral Puebloan people who produced this culture.

Basket Maker

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a member of an early Native American people of the southwestern US, preceding the Pueblo people, known for skill in basket-making

Bas′ket Mak`er


n.
1. any of a series of American Indian cultures that developed in the U.S. Southwest c100 b.c. to a.d. 700, noted esp. for their sophisticated basket weaving.
2. a member of the people who produced these cultures.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.Basket Maker - early Amerindians related to the PuebloBasket Maker - early Amerindians related to the Pueblo; known for skill in making baskets
primitive, primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
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In this one-day introductory course and under the expert guidance of basket maker and craft tutor Sabine Wolniczak of Beaghmore Basket you will learn some basic basket making skills and create a simple round basket with locally sourced willow.
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