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whittled to a thin, flat point at each end. The piece

of flat rattan which is to form the centre rib of the

basket, as well as the handle, is passed through the

slit in the twenty-one inch spoke (which is to form

the rim of the basket) and its ends are brought

together, between the two pointed ends of the

twenty-one inch spoke, where they are bound

securely with a piece

of fine wire, see Fig.

28. In this basket

there are two starting

points, or centres, one

at either side of the

handle, and here the

handle, rim and spokes

are bound together.

One way of doing this

is as follows: The

tips of eight spokes,

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