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HANDLES : Page 54

Handle.—1 length of No. 4 rattan.

A bottom is woven two and three-quarters inches in diameter, on eight and a half twenty-inch spokes, which are then thoroughly wet and bent upward with a slight flare. When two weavers have been used, the spokes are flared more decidedly, and when two more have been woven in this way, the spokes are drawn in while using the remaining two weavers. The edge is then bound off and finished with the simple border described in the directions for a basket with a twisted handle in the first part of the chapter.

Handle.—A length of No. 4 rattan which has been soaked until pliable is cut into four pieces and then separated into pairs. These are bent into loops at about ten inches from one end of each and knotted in this way. The loops are held firmly

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