Double Steamed Wicker Baskets
Small: Length 26 cm x Width 17.5 cm x Height 13 cm
Large: 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. Buy the baskets individually or as a set of two baskets, one of each size. . 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 larger basket is just the right size for two standard toilet rolls, the small basket would fit on top of the cistern or on a window ledge, perfect for make-up or toiletries. One of our friends makes beautiful Oak coat racks with these baskets as storage above. The dark colour complements the Oak beautifully.
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