Childs Willow Wicker Oval Shopping Basket – Buff or White
Length 21 cm x Width 16 cm x Height 8 cm (18 cm incl. handle)
Childs Willow Wicker Oval Shopping Basket in 2 colourways – Buff and White. These baskets are made from full buff willow wicker, and are also available with a white painted finish. If you are looking for baskets for your wedding, then look no further, use them for flower petals, confetti cones,and don’t forget the little bridesmaids and flower girls. These childs willow wicker oval shopping baskets are great for play with children. The handle is a lot higher than most small baskets, giving easier access for little hands. Help with fine motor skills, counting and concentration with putting things in the basket and taking them out. As with many of our baskets you don’t have to use them for the job we tell you, these baskets could also be used as small fruit baskets, or keep the white one in the bathroom to store cotton wool, bath fizzers. You could even make a small pamper basket for a gift.
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. The white finish is created by the buff willow being spray painted with white paint.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurement