Basketry Museum - Cadenet

Discover the Departmental Museum of Basketry and its thriving activity of the 19th and 20th centuries. A rich collection of tools and original creations to discover!

About 40 kilometres from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, south of the Luberon, the village of Cadenet was, for almost two centuries (early 19th and late 20th centuries), a site for the production of objects in basketry. The museum preserves a collection of nearly 2,000 utility basketry and furnishings made up largely by the inhabitants of the village.

The museum is located on the site of an old basketry factory. Created at the initiative of the General Council of Vaucluse, with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture, it opened its doors in July 1988. Thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Cadenet and the generosity of the old basket trees, an initial fund was collected, with items from other parts of the world since then added.

Snakes, bats, pruners, molds are among the tools used by the baskets, of ancestral memory. The museum allows you to rediscover them alongside more than 1,000 objects from local or global know-how (America, Asia). Sound recordings and videos deliver the testimonies of former workers, members of the village community. Finally, the museum reveals the diversity of materials used: wicker, rattan, but also chestnut, bamboo and plastic.

A heritage activity closely linked to the history of the village community

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La Glaneuse
84160 Cadenet
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