Swing Handled Antique Wash Wicker Basket
Top: Length 45 cm x Width 39 cm, Base: Length 36 cm x Width 28 cm, Height: 18 cm
Beautiful full buff willow wicker open Swing Handled Antique Wash Wicker Basket. 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 Antique baskets with a Cottage Rose print lining, white 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 antique wash gives a greyish shabby chic colour.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements
Looking for a basket to hold your confetti cones? This basket will hold 40 to 45 cones.
Here’s another use for this basket, when you’re crocheting squares for a blanket, store finished squares in this basket, along with your wool and hook. Lift the handles and off you go.