Craft Picnic Basket – Buff Finish
Dimensions: Length 43 cm x Width 32 cm x Height 27 cm, 46 cm incl handle
Description:Double lidded Craft Picnic Basket exclusive to Choice Baskets and made from Full Buff Willow with a removable cotton lining. The lids are hinged together in the middle with beige faux leather. There is no bar across the middle of the basket, so the lids can be lifted quite a long way, giving better access to whats inside. Also available with an Antique Wash Finish and in Dark Brown Great for use as a Baby Basket, Craft Basket or Picnic Basket.
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.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements