Published at Monday, July 16th, 2018 - 11:02:15 AM. . By Evelyn Nagel.
African Decor; African decor is not particularly colorful but it is very interesting. The African theme draws its inspiration from nature. Its main distinguishing feature is the use of the continent's cultural symbols and patterns. They are present in everything from woven decorative fabrics with tribal motifs to exotic art and craft pieces. African decor consists of tribal masks, sculptures and vases. The colors used are natural earth and rainbow hues.
The basket is created by coiling and stitching one continuous bundle of pine needles around and on top of the row below. The foundation of the basket is formed with a bundle of pine needles bound together with various fibers such as raffia, split roots, birch paper, yucca, sinew, embroidery thread, yarn or waxed linen thread. Decorative stitches and wrapping techniques are often used to make the basket strong as well as add an attractive element. The most common stitches used are the straight wheat stitch, spiral wheat stitch, fern stitch, popcorn stitch, diamond stitch, the Indian wrap, and numerous knot stitches.
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