Wicker Two Person Picnic Basket
Length 47 cm x Width 34 x Height 21 cm
Wicker two person picnic basket made from full buff and green willow. The basket is lined with a lovely green and black tartan fabric and has leather strap fastening and hinges. There is a strong leather handle on the front of the basket, this becomes the top as you carry the basket like a suitcase. The china plates, wine glasses, cutlery and bottle opener are all strapped inside the lid using leather straps. The lid is held in place with a metal fastener, and has chains to stop it folding completely backwards. The body of the basket is large enough to add a bottle of wine, and enough food for two. A gorgeous and romantic gift for the couple who have everything! Add wine and food for an extra special gift.
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.Green willow is not the colour but that the bark is left on.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements