Traveling Craft Suitcases

Each suitcase is a traveling gallery which allows students to interact with the art works and, in some cases, the tools used to create them.  Lack of school or community resources for lengthy field trips need no longer be a barrier which keeps your students from experiencing the richness and variety of art and craft traditions in Kentucky.  With our suitcases, the art, along with everything you need to effectively present it to your students, comes to you!


The basketry suitcase comes with the following items:

Works of Art

3/4 bushel white egg basket by Ollie and Lestel Childress, elm bark and white oak egg basket by Richard Krupa, poplar bark and garden basket by Mary and Robin Reed, snack basket with lid by Janet Miller, 13" and 5"willow baskets by David Appalachian Crafts.

Books and Magazines

Appalachian White Oak Basketmaking by Rachel Nash Law and Cynthia Taylor         The Techniques of Basketry by Virginia I. Harvey


"Kentucky Heritage, Basketmaking: A Folk Art" by Western Kentucky University Television


Lesson plans, resources, and descriptions/discussion questions about each of the baskets.

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