Rustic Willow Wicker Round Log Basket with Rope Handles
Large: Top: Diameter 50 cm. Base: Diameter 55 cm. Height: 40 cm
Small: Top: Diameter 40 cm. Base: Diameter 45 cm. Height: 33 cm
Description: Rustic Willow Wicker Round Log Basket with rope handles and stitched in natural lining. The baskets are made from full double steamed buff and rustic willow wicker, and have chunky rope handles.
The stitched in lining stops bits getting though the wicker and reduces the dust escaping too. The bulbous shape of the baskets means they are bigger at the bottom, making them more sturdy and stable. They could also be used for newspapers and magazines or shoes. We stock a large range of log baskets in Wicker, Rattan and Wild Willow.
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. Double Steamed is boiled twice to give a deeper, richer colour.
The name green willow comes from the willow being used in its natural state, having gone through no treatment process, not necessarily the colour.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements