Oldest woven basket in the world found in Israel, dates back 10,000 years : worldnewsMarch 17, 2021
One of my friends from the past immigrated from Africa to Canada as an exceptional artist in the early 2000’s, which was an occupational category open at that time for immigration.
Her art-form: baskets.
I kid you not: after she immigrated she actually became a millionaire selling her elaborately woven baskets around the world. Even museums bought her baskets.
So ya, I’d have to say that basket weaving is not a measure of primitive civilization, but rather it is the measure of a more advanced civilization, if you ask me!