Antique Wash Wicker Storage Basket – lined
X-Small: Length 33 cm x Width 20 cm x Height 17 cm
Small: Length 37 cm x Width 24 cm x Height 20 cm
Medium: Length 43 cm x Width 31 cm x Height 22 cm
Large: Length 47 cm x Width 34 cm x Height 23 cm
Antique Wash Wicker Storage Basket, 4 sizes available separately on this listing. These traditional wicker baskets are made from full buff willow and dipped in a solution to give the antique wash finish. The Small, Medium & Large baskets have integral handles on the short (width) sides and removable cotton linings. Use for storing clothes, crafts and toys, no chance of catching anything on the wicker ends with the lining in place.
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 finish is produced by dipping the basket in a paint solution and leaving it to dry.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements.