Wicker Cat Basket Igloo
Dimensions: Length 49 cm x Width 39 cm x Height 39 cm, 42 cm incl handle
Description: My cat just loves baskets, particularly ones that are enclosed, just like this wicker cat basket igloo. It’s something to do with them feeling safe I think. Made in Poland from full buff willow wicker, this wicker cat basket igloo, has a faux leather carrying handle attached to the top of the basket, and a hinged grill on the front, so your cat or small dog can see out. Pop a cushion inside and they will make it their bed, and think nothing of being carried to the Vets! A job we all struggle with, pets just seem to know when they are going for check ups and injections.
We stock a range of these European made baskets, our cookery shopping basket is really popular, we also have a much larger rectangle basket and a pretty oval basket with handle. The cookery and oval baskets are also available with a removable natural 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. Double Steamed willow is boiled twice for a deeper, richer colour.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurement