Neolithic Braiding (Conical Indigo)
Neolithic Braiding (Conical Indigo) by Lisa Atkin is part of the ‘Plant Explorations’ collection, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. Earlier this year, The New Craftsmen invited a select group of craftspeople to the Economic Botany Collections at Kew Gardens to examine and creatively respond to a myriad of objects and their narratives. The collection delves into humanity’s ever resourceful and ingenious making traditions with plants. Inspired by the shape of traditional conical fruit baskets from the Black Sea area of Turkey, Lisa has married the form with Neolithic weaving techniques, which have been used by our ancestors for over 7,000 years. Reflecting on our human relationship with nature, Lisa feels a deep sense of connection while repeating the same hand movements of previous generations. Lisa works closely with the land, using foraged materials to create her sculptural basketry, combining ancient techniques with her own contemporary ideas and expression.
Material: Hemp, hand dyed indigo hemp, cane
cm: Width 30cm, Depth 30cm, Height 60cm (100cm with handle)
inches: Width 11.8in, Depth 11.8in, Height 23.6in
Care Instructions Dust with a lint free cloth