Round natural willow basket diameter 40 cm

39,00 €

WB21JM015

The round willow basket

The round basket is a classic of traditional wickerwork. Also called hamper, 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. Offered here in raw willow (with its bark) recognizable by its rustic dark brown colour.

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 36 x diameter 42 cm. Weight 1 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.