Open Swing Handled Wicker Basket – Washed Finish
Top: Length 45 cm x Width 39 cm, Base: Length 36 cm x Width 28 cm, Height: 18 cm
Beautiful buff willow swing handled wicker basket with a washed finish. The basket has swing handles for easy access and removable natural cotton lining. Perfect for a baby basket, craft basket or picnic basket.
We also stock the same washed baskets with a Cottage Rose print lining, Antique wash baskets with Natural or Cottage Rose Lining, and just the large basket in buff willow wicker with Natural or Cottage Rose Lining.
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 washed finish is created by dipping the basket in a weak paint solution and leaving it to dry.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements
Just to say a big thank you for your super-fast service. The basket is fantastic, just what I was after. You’re doing a great job, I do a lot of online shopping and even bigger established companies aren’t as efficient. Thanks again Holly
Hello Corinne. I just had to let you know how thrilled I am with my purchase of the Washed Willow Swing Handle Basket. It’s even better than I imagined. My daughter is expecting our first grandchild in July and I wanted a sturdy basket to fill with practical items, like nappies and wipes etc. This is perfect! The fact that it’s lined is a bonus and am sure she will be as delighted as I am. I wish you continued success with your business. Amanda