Basketry making is one of the Egyptian oldest forms of craft, and therefore not surprisingly a part of ancient Egyptian tradition. Basketry is known from the earliest sites in Egypt. Remains of baskets have been found in the Fayoum dating to the Neolithic period, about 5000
Baskets used as bags with different form, the raw materials were widely available: grasses, above all the tough halfa varieties, sedges, reeds, stalks such as flax, twigs, leaves, most frequently of the date and doum palms. In south Egypt, Fayoum, Oasis, Siwa are among the best Egyptian craftsmanship in this field. Nubian used beads with the palm straw while in Eastern deser they integrated leather with baskekt.