Aging "New" Indian Baskets to Look Old
I'm a fanatic for vintage Indian baskets...but who can afford them? I find similar baskets made in Mexico and India at import shops almost daily, so I thought I'd try my hand at making them "look" like the vintage ones. I started with 2 colors of wood stain, and applied each to created a layered/aged look. Now I'm passing this VERY easy process on to y'all.
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Published May 18th, 2013 5:24 PM
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Comet on Feb 08, 2014How did I know this was yours???? Very clever---you can also paint these to look like a specific pattern---I could not afford a Man in the Maze (Road to Elder Brothers House) basket so I used a sticker I had with the pattern printed on it--this was on a clear background--- as a template and sketched out the pattern on the basket and painted it on. Prob $5 for a plain flat basket. These days with there being so many clever programs to add and print and size on copiers you could do almost any pattern. I will def be more on the "lookout" for these brighter ones tho---add to the actual real ones I have managed to score! I think I am the only non-Navaho who actually GOT a Wedding Basket for her actual wedding------