Somerset Willow Small Wool Work Basket
Inspired by the baskets used by Fox Brothers to transport wool around their historic West Country mill, each of our smaller Wool Work baskets has been created by hand using woven buff coloured willow grown on the Somerset moors and cane.
Each has a hinged lid, leather bound edges and bottom and is reinforced with wooden batons for added strength and durability.
Height 63cm, Width 55cm, Depth 48cm
- Somerset-grown willow and cane basket with rawhide hinge lid
- Rawhide bound edge on the lid and base to protect the willow from knocks and scratches
- Wooden batons to reinforce the bottom of the basket
- Fox stencilled on the front; alternatively, by special arrangement we can personalise each basket with initials or estate name
Each of our attractive and practical Wool Work baskets has been made in Somerset by a fourth generation weaver at what is the last remaining site for commercially grown willow in this country.
Once a common practice across the British Isles, Somerset is the last remaining place where the raw materials are grown to produce high quality baskets such as the ones for sale here.
It takes five years of training before it is possible to acquire the dexterity and strength required to coax the willow into the sculpted baskets you see for sale exclusively on The Merchant Fox.