Dish With Pebbles And Shells (W96)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Dish With Pebbles And Shells

Made in

Bristol

Date

1993

Description

Open weave cane dish with shells and pebbles secured to the open weave.

Materials and techniques

Poeluti cane, dyed telephone wire, pebbles and shells. Majority of shells drilled with tungsten carbide bit. Plaited, twined, coiled and lashed.

Dimensions

height:  7.5cm
diameter:  48cm

Object number

W96

Category

References

  • Dish With Pebbles And Shells, Dail Behennah, 1993, Crafts Council Collection: W96. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

This particular combination of basketry techniques is one which I have devised myself and have used in much of my recent work. The twined, coiled and lashed border defines the basket and gives it strength while the open work structure in the centre permits the inclusion of small found objects - in this case pebbles and shell. These ahve no intrinsci value but strike a chord with many people becaused they are associated with memories of walks and seaside holidays.