Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See basketry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Material woven in the style of a basket.
  • n. The craft of making such material.

Etymologies

basket +‎ work (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Handwritten signs lead to homes selling hand-crafted baskets and simple pottery; the local basketwork is particularly fine.

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  • A dozen or more canoes were beached along the mud flats; some of them dug-out trees, others of a kind of basketwork covered in skins.

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  • The little lug on its left side is made to look like basketwork, which makes me think the shape of the whole vessel might imitate a wicker or maybe leather container.

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  • Its crisp, clear surface has been sandblasted with the fine patterns of traditional basketwork, making it look almost as though Feddersen had cast an actual basket in frosted glass.

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  • Neither did they have any ceramic or pottery vessels, relying instead on items made from stone or basketwork.

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  • Skill and effort in the basketwork and writing, though - just a truly alarming lack of judgement in the face department.

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  • A wigwam of driftwood spars lashed to the central totem pole was encircled by a pattern of grey sticks laid out like basketwork and punctuated by such objects as the flip-flop sandals and trainers that seem perpetually to ride the waves, Coke cans, garish cork or plastic lobster-pot buoys and the armoured white carapaces of spider crabs that abound on this beach.

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  • I prop a ladder against one side, lay two scaffold boards along the basketwork of the roof and rope them down.

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  • They even buy bolts of them to stand in the church aisle at weddings, but the growers now sell more to individual women making basketwork as a hobby than to wholesalers or manufacturers.

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  • I drove them in with the beetle and gently wrestled the pleachers into the twiggy basketwork.

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