Wicker Gift Hamper Kit
Length 27 cm x Width 17 cm x Height 6 cm
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Gift hamper baskets are really popular and this wicker gift hamper kit is no exception. Made from full buff willow wicker, then steamed twice to give that rich chestnut colour. The basket is small and shallow perfect for bath, make up and well being products. Filling the basket yourself makes the gift much more personal. Use these baskets to make gift hamper baskets for all occasions: birthdays, weddings, baby shower, anniversary, valentine, Christmas and any time you want to give a special present.
Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier than many other natural materials used for basket making, 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. To obtain the rich chestnut colour the baskets are steam dried twice.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements