Long Leaf Shaped Dish With Veins
Cane coiled into a leaf shape and secured with wire.
Materials and techniques
Poeluti cane, tinned copper wire, crimps, coiled and drilled. This basket is made from a fine rattan cane called Poeluti and is coiled using a figure eight stitch. The placing of each coil affects the form of the basket, as does the angle at which the ends of the cane are cut. In order to strengthen the joins the pieces of cane are drilled using a fine bit, and the stitching wire is threaded through and wrapped around once. This reduces the risk of the joint shearing. The pieces of wire used for stitiching are joined with jewellers crimps. At the centre the piece grows very quickly but by the time the edge has been reached each coil can take over 2 hours to stitch.
Amanda Fielding - Interwoven: Objects, Baskets, Forms (1999)