ERIC Number: ED540802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1917
Reference Count: 0
Pine-Needle Basketry in Schools. Bulletin, 1917, No. 3
Hammel, William C. A.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Of all the handicrafts employed in the United States for educational purposes none has been more generally or more successfully used than basketry. Various materials suitable for basket making have found their way into the manual training classes. Even such exotics as reed and raffia have been freely used, but the growing tendency to employ native materials should be commended and encouraged by instructors in the manual arts, not only for economic reasons but also because of the educational value to the student of discovering resources near at hand and of accepting and developing native materials, especially when the results that may be accomplished are of equal or even greater artistic merit than those achieved with foreign materials. Pine-needle basketry offers just these educational opportunities. It furthers, besides an interest in a handicraft which has delightful artistic possibilities, and presents a means of conserving to practical utility a valuable resource of the Southern States, a resource now going almost wholly to waste. It is in the hope of stimulating the people of these States to a recognition of the educational and economic value of this neglected resource and to suggest a means of turning a native American material to practical and artistic advantage that this bulletin has been compiled. (Contains 8 figures and 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)