Round willow basket diameter 52 cm

45,00 €

WB21AI009

The round willow basket

The round basket is a classic of traditional wickerwork. Also called hamper or potato basket, it is a sturdy product that can be used as a log basket, to store toys, shoes, tools... Equipped with two strong handles, it can carry weight.

Willow, rattan, what's the difference?

Rattan is a tropical plant (85% comes from Indonesia) related to the palm family that 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 40 x diameter 52 cm. Weight 1.3 kg. Entirely woven from natural buff willow (no varnish or stain). 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 can exceptionally rinse under water and brush with Marseille soap.