Shallow Square Willow Wicker Divided Storage Basket
Length 44 cm x Width 34 cm x Height 12 cm
Shallow Square Willow Wicker Divided Storage Basket. European made full buff willow wicker with eight compartments. Two Long narrow sections with internal measurements of Length 40 cm x Width 8.5 cm, and six rectangle sections measuring Length 12 cm x Width 9.5 cm.
The variety of uses for this shallow square willow wicker divided storage basket are endless. Arts and Crafts springs to mind straightaway, with the sections storing scissors, knitting needles, paints and buttons. I’m thinking Mobile Tea & Coffee Station, cups in the long sections, spoons and sachets in the smaller sections. Following that idea, Gentlemen, how about taking this basket on a Shoot? Tumblers in the long sections and bottles of spirits and mixers standing in the smaller sections.
We stock a range of European made shopping baskets, in a large rectangle basket , a pretty oval basket with handle and the old favourite oval cookery basket. The cookery basket is also available with a removable natural lining, so if you’re using it for crafting, your materials won’t snag on the willow.
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. Double Steamed willow is boiled twice for a deeper, richer colour.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements