Hand coiled baskets made with longleaf pine needles are a tradition in North Carolina. The pine needles in this basket feature two colors or tones. The green needles came from a tree in my yard. The golden needles are from a golden long leaf pine that grows in South America.
I made this basket using a universal basket-making technique called coiling. To make the coils, I use a continuous stitch to sew together small bundles of pine needles using dyed hemp cord and gold cording. I then stack the coils to form the basket.
The bottom of this basket is a pottery disk specially made for me by my sister. It has an imprint of a leaf from a Plectranthus or Spur Flower plant. The center disk measures approximately 4.5 inches in diameter.
To preserve the colors, do not display in direct sunlight.
This item is made by Douglas Odom. Douglas' complete collection is available at our Carrboro, North Carolina store. To see more of her items available online, click here.