Basketry is a cultural technique that is thousands of years old, practised worldwide, regionally distinctive and still a handicraft in the truest sense of the word. Humans alone have mastered the complex weaving method, with no machine capable of replacing their artisanship. The exhibition focuses on this fascinating skill and reveals the interconnections between historically evolved knowledge and modern innovations.
OPEN CALL: ”ALL HANDS ON: Basketry” – Artisans in Residence A residency programme of the Museum of European Cultures
The Museum of European Cultures (MEK) invites five basket weavers, craftspeople, designers and artists who use the technique of weaving in their work to take part in two-week residencies in Berlin, Germany.