Unformatted text preview: community outside of Charlestown, and most are women. They are made for passing tourist and housewives, and comprise both traditional and contemporary market forms, like a basket for carrying thermos bottles. The baskets are sold at rates that make their creation (four hours to create the simplest forms, like bread baskets) minimum wage work. Osburn describes environmental threats to the continuation of the craft (land development squeezing out both the sweet grass means of production and the space where the baskets are made and sold) and societal (lack of interest among youth, who are described as having the skill and knowledge to weave the baskets but without inclination....
View Full Document
- Summer '07
- Skill, Containers, baskets, Margaret Osburn