Antique Wash Wicker Chiller Basket & Picnic Blanket
Length 40 cm x Width 19 cm x Height 34 cm (plus handles)
Antique wash wicker chiller basket, made from full buff willow wicker with an antique wash finish. The basket has a cooler lining, with a zipped top,swing handles and a picnic blanket with waterproof backing attached to the top with fabric and faux leather clasp.
Just the right size for a bottle of something nice and a small two person picnic. A lovely gift for the couple or friend that has everything, or why not treat yourself.
Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier and can be used outside as they will survive in all weathers. Usually a stronger weave, they are very sturdy and solid. Grown in fields and by river banks as willow, the branches are stripped of their outer layer and usually treated before weaving. The end product is well suited to carrying weight although the baskets themselves are lightweight.
Buff Willow is cropped mainly in November, but sometimes not until December. It is the most popular and is obtained by boiling the willows to release the natural colourant tannin from the bark into the wood. The bark is then stripped from the willow revealing the characteristic golden colour. The antique wash gives a grey/brown shabby chic colour.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements