Double Steamed Wicker Trunk Chest lined Rope Handles
Small: Length 45 cm x Width 31 cm x Height 31 cm
Medium: Length 55 cm x Width 38 cm x Height 38 cm
Large: Length 69 cm x Width 45 cm x Height 45cm
Description: Double Steamed Wicker Trunk Chest lined Rope Handles in three different sizes, available separately or purchase as a set of three baskets.
The cotton lining is removable and the lid is hinged with faux leather hinges, that are fastened together with velcro. These baskets also have faux leather buckles and straps, and rope stitched around the basket, making handles at the sides.
Stand these wicker willow trunk chest baskets on top of each other, get lots of storage and save space at the same time.
We also stock a range of buff willow wicker trunk chest baskets, in similar sizes to these double steamed baskets. They have the removable natural lining, and faux leather hinges, but no fastenings on the front, and the handles have integral handles.
Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier than many natural products used to make baskets, 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. The willow is boiled twice to give it the deeper richer double steamed colour.
Our baskets are hand made from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on measurements