Neolithic Braiding (Dark and Light)
Neolithic Braiding (Dark & Light) 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. Lisa has created contemporary baskets using Neolithic weaving techniques, known to 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. She works in tune with the land, foraging materials found locally to create her sculptural basketry, combining ancient techniques with her own contemporary ideas and expression.
Material: Foraged coppiced wood (most likely Willow and Poplar),
cm: Width 37cm, Depth 18cm, Height 30cm
inches: Width 14.6in, Depth 7.1in, Height 11.8in
Care Instructions Dust with a lint free cloth