03 – The Five Basic Weave Cells

Shown here are the unit cells for weaving. The five-way pentagon is used only in basket-weave spheres or compound-curvature baskets.

Two-way cross unit

Three-way triangle weave unit

Two-way plain weave unit

Five-way pentagon weave unit

required in basket-weave spheres

Three-way hexagon weave unit

Rattan basket weave ball with outlined

triangle, pentagon and hexagon cells;


Carved Ivory ball with basket-weave pattern.

China, 19th century