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two of the centre spokes just beyond the binding, and down on the opposite side of the centre, beyond the place where it is bound with the rush. It is brought across again and then woven under and over several spokes to fasten it. This makes two loops of rattan both about half an inch high and lying close together. An end of very pliable rush is now started at one end of this foundation handle, on the right of it, and brought over and around the left loop, then out between the loops, around the right loop, out again between the loops and around the left. This is repeated until the rattan is entirely covered with rush (the stitches pressed close together), making a handle which is quite in keeping with the rest of the basket.

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