Double Steamed Wicker Baskets
Length 30.5 cm x Width 21 cm x Height 15 cm
Exclusive to Choice Baskets these Double Steamed Wicker Baskets are made from full buff willow wicker and then steamed twice to give that rich chestnut colour. The cotton linings are removable, and the baskets also have integral handles. These Double Steamed Wicker baskets would be ideal for use in an Office or Children’s playroom for storing those little bits and pieces than never seem to have a proper home. The basket is just the right size for two standard toilet rolls.
Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier 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 darker colour is gained by steaming the baskets twice.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements