Basketwork through the ages.
London, Oxford University Press 1936 (photographic reprint c.1950).
Price: £18 [convert currency]
8vo. xv+(1)+176+(2)pp, numerous photo text ills. Publisher’s cloth.
An interesting little book, looking at the history of the ancient craft of basket-making from the stone age onwards. Bobart explores the myths, legends and symbolism of the basket in various ages and societies. This is an early photographic reprint of the 1936 edition with corrections, and an appendix with new information, such as the fact that during the Second World War ‘the basket-makers made the air-borne panniers which, when filled with supplies, were dropped by parachutes to the troops’.