Buff Willow Wicker Bottle Basket
Length 24 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Height 18 cm (35 cm inc handle)
Buff Willow Wicker Bottle Basket for two bottles. The high carrying handle gives easier access to the basket. Although listed as bottle baskets, they could be used for many different things particularly in the craft room: paint brushes, knitting needles, crochet hooks, scissors, rulers and pens. Add bottles of wine or beer to make a nice gift. Stand by your front door to hold delivered milk, or use for recycling.
Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier than many other natural materials, 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.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements