Childs Wicker Rectangle Shopping Basket
Dimensions: Length 25 cm x Width 20 cm x Height 11 cm (25 cm incl handle)
Description: Childs Wicker Rectangle Shopping Basket in full buff willow wicker with a high carrying handle. Lovely basket for little girls and boys. 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! Perfect for Easter Egg Hunts, and egg collecting. Not such a pretty basket this Childs wicker rectangle shopping basket works well for boys, particularly at a wedding, Boys are happy to carry this basket filled with petals or confetti. Listed as a Childs Wicker Rectangle Shopping Basket, this basket has so many other uses around the home: Keeping keys and coins in, small fruit or flower basket. Line with plastic and plant up with spring bulbs for a stylish gift. We stock a wide range of Childrens Baskets in both Buff Willow Wicker and also with a washed finish. Click here to see the full range.
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