Oval Wicker Washing Basket – Antique Wash
Top: Length 56 cm x Width 45 cm
Base: Length 39 cm x Width 28 cm
Height: 25 cm (29 cm incl handles)
Oval Wicker Washing Basket, with hooped wicker handles attached through the willow on either end. The basket is made from full buff willow. It is washed with a diluted paint solution to give the lovely antique grey/brown colour. The removable natural lining is kept in place with the fabric fed through the handles. Pretty bows hold the lining in place. As always, the lining means you can use this basket for delicate fabrics, without worrying about them getting snagged on the willow ends. Perfect for carrying washing from machine to line and back inside again.
Also useful for storing clothes waiting to be ironed and for carrying ironed clothes upstairs.
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Such a pretty basket, why not use it for craft or toy storage. Use in a bathroom to store spare towels and toilet rolls. The contemporary colour will fit with most home decor and the hooped handles will make it easy to lift and carry the basket.
The body of this wicker washing basket, has a different weave. The willow uprights are spaced in pairs, while the willow is woven with two strands, this is called double weave.
Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier than many other natural materials used for basket making, 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. The antique wash gives a grey/brown shabby chic colour.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements.