How to Make a Traditional Woven Basket from a Tree | Short Film Showcase

Using the tools of his late father, Stephen Jerome continues the traditional indigenous art of basket making in this meditative short by filmmaker Heather Condo. Watch the entire process unfold, from chopping down the tree in the forest to weaving in the last element in the studio.
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50 Comments

  1. Skylynn Raeanne on March 24, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Such a beautiful video

  2. Good and Basic on March 24, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    The craft is amazing. But the filming style was shot way too close and a little off from the center of the action. It’s difficult to see what his hands are actually doing.

  3. GROUNDED FLIGHT on March 24, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    yeah thanks looks beautiful have no clue how to do it, stupid and not teaching anyone anything.

  4. inert on March 24, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Did anyone notice??? How much wood he used, but whole of the tree was cut down😭😭😭

  5. Ivory on March 24, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Wow! This is beautiful craftsmanship!

  6. Mari on March 24, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    absolutely beautiful =)

  7. Kerwyn Brat on March 24, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    wow, just amazing

  8. IntelliChimp on March 24, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Amazing skill. I do hope he gets more than one basket out of that whole tree. Otherwise the term ‘pyrrhic victory’ comes to mind.

  9. National Geographic on March 24, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    For Stephen Jerome, basket-weaving is a unique Mik’maq tradition that has been passed down for generations in his family. What interests you the most about this master basket-maker?

  10. eM Cee on March 24, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Traditional woven basket – using machines and saws and axes nails and hammers lmao Also, the video hardly shows you anything about how it’s made just lots of close up shots with little content.

  11. Mohamed Farouk on March 24, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    How much?

  12. Jan Vafa on March 24, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    To those who keep commenting about all the ‘waste of the tree’ — they only documented him making the one basket… that doesn’t mean that he didn’t go back get the rest of the tree and make more … and he probably made MANY more from the small part of the tree he was able to carry back in his first trip. Native Americans wasted nothing!

  13. J p on March 24, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    One whole tree, one basket¿🧐

  14. Critter Jon on March 24, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    As a basket weaver myself I can confirm that this dude makes the process to deceptively easy

  15. Shakthi Samanth on March 24, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Killing tree.

  16. icwiz on March 24, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    wow. The end result was very impressive. I didn’t know wood baskets were made like this, the tools etc.

  17. JadeJaws on March 24, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Wow, masha’ Allah.
    He’s very creative!

  18. Éléonore Havard on March 24, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Les mains qui l’a orfèvrerie

  19. fine93 on March 24, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    that tree just splits itself????

  20. Rebecca Schultz on March 24, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    BTW, a helpful and non confrontational reply might have just answered my question instead of putting me down for my blatantly expressed "limited knowledge." Thanks. 😉

  21. Klc G. on March 24, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    I find this very impressive!! But i also can’t help but feel a little sad about the tree…….

  22. David Alano on March 24, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    A derivitive of primitive technology

  23. Pusang Kinalbo on March 24, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    I badly want to learn that craft.

  24. Tobias Stuväng on March 24, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Amazing Video! Was that an Oak tree ?

  25. Rhonda Thomas on March 24, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Like use it on your shop

  26. Éléonore Havard on March 24, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    He cute soo fine finesse ?

  27. Anassor Bestiak on March 24, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    WOW

  28. Destiny Hart on March 24, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Best video I’ve ever seen on basket weaving! Thank you.

  29. Boof on March 24, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    mr sniffs approves

  30. Jon Snow on March 24, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    The primitive technology guy really let himself go.

  31. Nancy Thane on March 24, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Please tell me he used the rest of that tree as well.

  32. Kathy Mattinson on March 24, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Incredible

  33. Chris Wells on March 24, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Beautiful a true art

  34. Rebecca Schultz on March 24, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Come to think of it, they don’t use machines or nails either. Obviously I misunderstood the use of the word, "traditional. Lol

  35. Bagus Baskoro on March 24, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    In Indonesia we made the basket from bamboo or rotan (idk the english)

  36. Dimitriy Mirovsky on March 24, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Stupid comment by useless moron made me cringey . Trees can be regrow so dont have any issues he cutting a tree. Not like he bulldozed whole forrest anyway…

    Those who triggered just annoyingly stupid. Where do u think your toilet paper or writing paper came from?

  37. outlawrickenbacker on March 24, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    so cool!

  38. Rhonda Thomas on March 24, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    That was a long straight tree you could have done a lot more than chop it up and small pieces

  39. NyxErebus on March 24, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Skills!

  40. Yelena Lengle on March 24, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    You didn’t show the process!

  41. Yared Tesema on March 24, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Don,t cut the trees

  42. God on March 24, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    2:42

    Idk why but that made me laugh 😂

  43. jeremias5959 on March 24, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooothefuckingtreeeeeeooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  44. Mako Soma on March 24, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    okay, first of all he picked ONE specific tree (either it’s mature enough to be cut down or else), and he made it by himself oh and he uses his own product. Not like you who just whining on trees being cut down and buying stuff from store and claiming that you try saving the earth.

  45. Narnia on March 24, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    This is so beautiful. I love how there are no words.

  46. Diederich Abels on March 24, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    If you want to build it you can find nice instructions on the Stodoys plans website.

  47. Oh Ngonoo on March 24, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Nyapo ragae pring utowo rotan bro.. Lueh murah ketok e, takok tok aku. Ora kok protes..

  48. Grace Lee on March 24, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    I was clutching my hands so tightly while watching the video because I was so scared he was going to get a splinter or a cut on his hands 😂😂😂

  49. Rahul Cares on March 24, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Wow

  50. الحسون المقنين on March 24, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    I love wildlife and I love animals especially birds

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