Wicker shopping basket blue-pink pattern

35,00 €


The multicoloured blue-pink shopping basket

The low-handled shopping basket is a classic of traditional wickerwork. The one we offer here is distinguished by its large volume and the superb workmanship of the multicoloured wicker weaving. The base is made of bleached wicker with navy blue highlights, and the top of the weave is a fuschia pink/navy blue mix.

Wicker, 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 wicker, but being less rigid, it requires a heavier frame.

Wicker (another name for 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" wicker with natural copper tones) or cold ("white" wicker), 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 31 (basket only 20 cm without handle) x width 33 cm x length 46 cm. Weight 850 g. Entirely woven in natural buff wicker and navy blue dyed wicker.

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 with water and brush with Marseille soap.