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East Tenn. museum shows antique handmade baskets

By: The Associated Press
March 15, 2014 Updated: March 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 200 wooden baskets handmade by Appalachian artisans as utility containers are getting a second life as artwork.

They're going on shelves and in cases at the Museum of East Tennessee History in Knoxville in an exhibit called "Woven of Wood." The display opens Monday and runs through June 1.

The baskets date from the 1880s to just before World War II. Guest curator Carole Wahler says they were made for use in rural homes, in gardens or on farms. Most are made of white oak and were crafted in East Tennessee, though the exhibit includes a few made in Middle Tennessee.

The exhibit will include special events including a basket-weaving demonstration and a talk on the history of basket-making in the region.

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Information from: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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