Round Antique Wash Wicker Basket Ear Handles
Diameter Top 45 cm. Height 32 cm (incl handles 39 cm)
Description: Round Antique Wash Wicker Basket made from full buff willow wicker with an antique wash finish. This is a really pretty basket useful for lots of jobs, from toy storage, to logs, or even knitting and crochet. The Round Antique Wash Wicker Basket has a removable natural lining which folds over the top of the basket and is held in place with bows tied either side of the handles, made from the same material. The basket has external ear handles, which are woven from the same antique wash wicker, and sit in a half moon shape above the rim of the basket, being attached through the wicker with a willow binding.
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 antique wash gives a greyish shabby chic colour.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements