b'TwinedBasketbyMonicaGrahamThesmaller,roundbasketiscoiledinadarkercolor,forcontrast,withabandinthemiddleandattherimthatmatchesthetray,totiethetwopiecestogether.Theshallowtraybasketisatwinedwinnowingtrayorservingtray.Whilethesecanbeaslargeas18to24,Imadethisoneabitsmallersoasnottohavetoogreatanimpactintheoverallscene.TrayslikethiswereoftencoiledortwinedIchosetwinedforcontrastbecausethesmallerbasketiscoiled.Thepatternofthistrayisnotmeanttomeananythingsignificant;itisactuallyanartifactofthetwiningprocess.Asthetraygrowslarger,morestakesmustbeaddedinbetweentobridgethegrowinggaps,andtosecurethose,thepatternoftwiningmustchange,makingthesebeautifuldesigns.Thistrayisoffwhite,asifitwerenewlywovenfromfreshroots.TheroughedgeonthisisauthentictoNativeAmericantwinedbaskets.Therimwasreinforcedwithanunderlyingpieceofwillow,whichwassimplystitchedinplace,andthentheendsofthestakescutoff.Thesmaller,roundbasketiscoiledinadarkercolor,forcontrast,withabandinthemiddleandattherimthatmatchesthetray,totiethetwopiecestogether.'