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7.25″ diameter, 3.5″ deep; with lid: 6.25″ high
• Longleaf Pine needles (pinus palustris), glycerin-treated & dyed
• Waxed linen & polycord
• Crow beads, PVC chess piece
Basket #41 Notes:
A surprise birthday basket made for my brother, an ardent connoisseur of chess. The knight is not his favorite piece—in a stealth conversation, he said he likes the queen best (and should like the king!) but, she stuck up too high for the aesthetics of this basket. Thus, I chose the knight, an obvious symbol of chess for us commoners (and my own favorite piece for its lively, crazy moves—having pretty much nothing to do with chess strategy!).