Bent Handle Basket

c. 1850
$428 USD
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H: 23.0" Dia: 15.5"
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Basket making is an ancient and humble craft, but in the hands of a skilled weaver a simple willow basket can become a truly beautiful work of art. This bent handle basket is closely woven of fine willow strips for an evenly textured surface and near-watertight seal. Waxed cloth covers the edges and a broad bamboo handle arches over the basket, decorated by painted characters. Although modern hardware has been used to secure the handle, the late 19th-century basket has a richly aged texture that only time can achieve. We love it for firewood, toys, wastepaper or anything you want stored beautifully.

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