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Chapter 6 Baskets Full of Math

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Do serious math with weaving.

Oodles of mathematics await the careful observer of Timor’s basketry. I must break it to you that many of the most fascinating secrets we’ve found in the baskets here will be nearly impossible for me to pass along, because you can’t buy these remarkable works of folk engineering at your local big-box store, so you won’t be able to hold them in your hand and discover these secrets for yourself.

For example, exploring the mysteries of the hyperbolic surfaces, counting surface areas ...

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