All of my hand made round willow shopping baskets are completely original. These baskets have 2 rows of natural hemp rope detailing, finished on the inside using the traditional methos of whipping with polished flax cord, this gives a natural and neat finish.
I use a minimum of 3 different types of top quality English Somerset willow. I use 3 different weaving poatterns to give the basket texture, resulting in a rustic but contemporary finish. Each basket has a 3 colour combination of deep brown, green and buff.
The handle is made from a thick willow rod bent into shape whilst fresh then dried and wrapped in smooth easy to hold stripped buff willow.
Diameter at base 28cm
Height at rim 15cm
Height at handle 36cm