A Final Thought

For many centuries, basketry has been an artistic staple in the lives of Native American women in Idaho. With their mastery of several weaving techniques, Native American women of the Great Basin have been able to provide this art form for a multitude of uses – for trade, storage, décor, and accessory. This craft form is not a lost art either; the importance and utilitarian purposes remain today, as made evident by the Burundi baskets. With it’s multitude of uses, basketry is a craft that will likely continue and remain important to both the women and communities of  Idaho.