Collectors may chase after a single style of basket, such as Appalachian,
Shaker, Adirondack packs, Nantucket or Southwestern Native American
baskets. Or some collectors have a favorite individual artisan, perhaps
someone you've yet to hear of on a common basis. You can even get a
certificate of authenticity with some baskets.
Or a collector may be more of a history
buff than a basket enthusiast, making the fact that it's a basket
secondary to the fact of its origin or time period.
Or you could collect baskets made of one material or one shape. Some
people love to collect anything with an apple design. You can find
multiple apple design baskets. Or even watermelons or other types of food
shapes if you want to expand the food group collection.
Or perhaps you only want traditional style baskets. Or modernization suits
you best, and you want contemporary baskets hot out of the designers'
hands as quick as they can deliver them.
Personally, I collect any basket that strikes my fancy. I love variety and
vibrancy----different colors, materials and textures. And I'm my biggest
viewer of my basket collection anyway. And you'll probably be your best
basket fan. So buy what suits you.
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