Rectangular willow laundry basket width 40 cm

115,00 €


The rectangular white willow laundry basket

The rectangular laundry basket is a great classic of traditional wickerwork. Combining lightness, sturdiness and functionality, this basket is equipped with a hinged lid made of willow splint and two lateral handholds. It can be used as a laundry basket or as a storage box. The bottom is made of varnished particle board. A particularly well-finished and robust product.

Willow, rattan, what's the difference?

Rattan is a tropical plant (85% from Indonesia) related to the palm family that produces a "cane" that is easy to bend (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 fertilisers. 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 60 x width 40 x depth 30 cm Weight 3.8 kg. Entirely woven from natural "white" willow (beige-coloured). Made in Spain.

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 hand-woven. 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.