Childs Gondola Shopping Basket
Length 22 cm x Width 19 cm x Height 16.5 cm
This Childs Gondola Shopping Basket would be ideal for a Bridesmaid or Flower Girl. The basket is made from full buff willow. It has a willow frame with the wicker woven in a vertical weave around the frame.
It is a very pretty little basket, fill it with petals or bath bombs for a lovely gift. Use this childs gondola shopping basket as our supplier intended, as a nut trug or egg collecting basket.
As the frame of this Childs Gondola Shopping Basket is made in one piece, the handle is extra strong and is bound tightly with willow to make a smooth surface. You can clearly see the structure of the basket with the frame being made horizontally and the willow woven around vertically.
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