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Basket-Weaving Exhibition in Ofra

Basket-Weaving Exhibition in Ofra

by David Grushko March 10, 2019

In June 2018, my woven artworks were exhibited at the gallery in Ofra.

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HAND BASKET - Basket&Poem

HAND BASKET - Basket&Poem

by David Grushko March 05, 2019

She opens my heart to you, too
She wants only to give and to take
To life clinging for its own sake

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Basket Festival in Vallabrègues, France

Basket Festival in Vallabrègues, France

by David Grushko February 18, 2019

The two-day weekend festival, truly a unique experience, opens with a Friday night banquet for the weavers and the entire village. It provides an extraordinary opportunity...

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Open basket with grape branches

Open basket with grape branches

by David Grushko February 14, 2019

A tough grapevine and a soft date stem
Met for a curious…date. Look at them!
They dined and they chatted and had lots of fun
Then decided that they’d live together as one

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF BASKETRY IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL

THE DEVELOPMENT OF BASKETRY IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL

by David Grushko January 14, 2019

Handmade basketry is an ancient art that produces items made of natural materials. Findings from prehistoric periods attest to the existence of basketry even before the development of pottery.

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DATE STEM BASKETRY

DATE STEM BASKETRY

by David Grushko January 14, 2019

The art of handmade date stem basketry begins with collecting the material. Some 20-30 stems—the slender branches to which the dates are attached—are connected to a thicker date palm branch known as a hand because of its resemblance to a human hand.

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DATE STEM GATHERING AND TREATMENT

DATE STEM GATHERING AND TREATMENT

by David Grushko January 14, 2019

About nine different species of date palm grow in the Land of Israel. Each species yields fruit with its own special sweetness, sweetness, appearance, texture and size. Their branches differ as well. About 20-30 date stems are connected to each branch, known as a hand because it looks a lot like a human hand.

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