Cookery Shopping Basket
Length 42 cm x Width 35 cm x Height 22 cm, 40 cm incl handle
This cookery shopping basket is European made full buff willow wicker and has a high carrying handle. Remember when we took a basket to school for cookery classes. Well here is the basket. A great basket for shopping, cookery or even a picnic! Great to hear that baskets are required nowadays for Food Technology classes.
We stock a range of these European made baskets, in a much larger rectangle basket and a pretty oval basket with handle. This 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. 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. Double Steamed willow is boiled twice for a deeper, richer colour.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements