Grey Washed Willow Divided Log Kindling Storage Basket
Dimensions: Length 78 cm x Width 44 cm x Height 52 cm
Internal: Large Section 48 cm x 39 cm, Small Section 23 cm x 39 cm
Description: Grey Washed Willow Divided Log Kindling Storage Basket made from full buff willow wicker and has a grey washed finish. The basket is divided into two compartments, one large one for storing logs, and a smaller section for storing kindling. The sections have a natural fabric lining, stitched in around the top. Linings in Log Baskets is quite a new idea, but brilliant, although a little dust may get through, all those little twigs and wood splinters won’t. This Grey Washed Willow Divided Log Kindling Storage Basket has two decorative rows of rope around the top and bottom of the basket, the top row forming handles on the two short sides.
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 grey colour is achieved by dipping the basket in a diluted paint solution.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements