Wicker Willow Umbrella Basket Walking Stick Stand
Dimensions: Diameter 26 cm x Height 53 cm, 80 cm including handle
Description: A nice neat wicker willow umbrella basket. Made from full buff willow wicker, this basket has a high hooped handle. Ideal for tall umbrellas and walking sticks. If you don’t have much space around your wood burner use one of these baskets. Being tall and narrow, this basket can be used in small spaces, but will hold plenty. In a retail or catering environment they could be used for storing french bread sticks. Especially when catering outside and space is limited. Also available in this range are Wicker Trunks in 3 sizes and with hinged lids and removable cotton linings, a square waste paper basket, deep and shallow storage baskets.
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.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements