.Childs Round Wicker Shopping Basket
Diameter 15 cm x Height 10 cm (21 cm inc handle)
Pretty little Childs Round Wicker Shopping Basket. The basket is hand produced in Europe, and is made from full buff willow wicker. It has a high carrying handle. The basket is bulbous in shape meaning it is narrower at the top and base. This childs round wicker shopping basket is ideal for Easter, Bridesmaids and Flower Girls. Don’t forget World Book Day in March, girls like to dress up as Little Red Riding Hood and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, they will need a basket!
We stock a range of adult size European made shopping baskets: a cookery basket, in a much larger rectangle basket and a pretty oval basket with handle. The cookery basket is also available with a removable natural lining, so if you’re using it for crafting, your materials won’t snag on the willow.
Willow baskets are very versatile. Willow is much hardier than many natural materials, and can be used outside. Usually a stronger weave, they are very sturdy and solid and will survive in all weathers. Grown in fields and by river banks as willow. The branches are stripped of their outer layer and soaked before weaving. The end product is well suited to carrying weight, but the baskets themselves are lightweight.
Buff Willow is cropped mainly in November, but sometimes not until December, depending on the weather. It is the most popular willow. The colour is obtained by boiling the willows to release the natural colourant tannin from the bark into the wood. After boiling the bark is stripped from the willow revealing the characteristic golden colour.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements.