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Basketry is known from the earliest sites in Egypt. Remains of baskets have been found in the Fayum Neolithic, about 5000 BC (see the basket). Basketry found in predynastic contexts is often of very high quality, not surpassed later. Basketry could be used for a wide range of objects: containers and mats have been an important part of Egyptian life in all periods down to the present times.

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