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spoke behind which it was brought. Each end is then pressed down on the left of the next spoke and between the weaving. The border is a simple

one. Each spoke is brought back of the next spoke on the left and out, where it is cut slanting just long enough to allow it to lie across the succeeding spoke.

Knob.—A curious little button or knob, by which to lift the cover, is copied from one on a Chinese basket, and is made of a piece of No. 2 rattan, about half a length. The rattan is soaked until very pliable and then bent into a loop, like

Fig. 17

side of the first loop, over the right side of the second loop, under the right side of the first loop

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