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- This was carried on extensively up to recent years. Every fear a tighe made baskets for the use of the house.
A large sized basket called a cliabh was used for drawing turf and hay and was usually taken on the back.
It was made from sally twigs. Sometimes a frame was used and the twigs were easily woven around the frame. It was also made without the aid of a frame.
A number of fairly stout sally rods were selected and stuck in the ground in a circle; lighter twigs were then interwoven with these and the basket was built up in that way. When it had(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.