Amphora laundry basket diameter 46

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The amphora laundry basket

This very elaborate round laundry basket is based on the amphora shape of the demijohn of the past. The lid fits into the top of the basket, and two solid handles complete this superb piece.

Willow, rattan, what's the difference?

Rattan is a tropical plant (85% comes from Indonesia) related to the palm family which produces a "cane" that is easy to bend (with steam). Rattan allows for tighter curves and finer weaves than willow, but being less rigid, it requires a heavier frame.

Willow grows easily throughout Europe. It does not require any plant protection products or fertilizer. The harvest is completely regenerated each year, so it is a very easily renewable resource. Peeled hot ("buff" willow with natural copper tones) or cold ("white" willow), it is most often presented untreated, the willow fibre leaving its smooth and satiny surface to appear "au naturel".

Characteristics and options

Overall dimensions: height 57 x diameter 46 cm. Weight 1.8 kg. Entirely woven from natural and brown dyed buff willow. Made in Europe.

A wicker basket is not really made to resist to bad weather, persistent humidity, frost, or too long exposure to the sun. Also, each piece is woven by hand. Dimensional differences of 1 to 2 cm can be observed, no two are exactly alike.

Maintenance: dust with a soft brush, avoid commercial cleaning products. In the event of heavy soiling, you may, in exceptional cases, rinse under water and brush with Marseille soap.