BASKET - CIRCULAR SHAKER CATHEAD BOTTOM
Basket making is an art form that is thousands of years old. It is the most basic of all crafts in its methods and material, and its development reflects local traditions. Handmade baskets have a cachet that has never been equaled. The American artisan basket is highly prized as a valuable and beautiful object.
Offering a handled, handwoven, natural reed Shaker Cathead Basket woven in a "one over two" pattern. The "cathead" was coined by the Shakers because when the basket is turned over, the tips of the corners were said to represent cat's ears and whiskers. Natural reed is woven in to trim the basket top. It measures 12 "D, 7"H and 11" (including handle). This makes a beautiful yarn basket.
This basket has been made entirely by hand. All baskets have weaver's stain to prevent the stained reed from running. To keep free of dust, rinse your basket with cold water and set to dry.
Basket make wonderful presents for any occasion. Personalize your gift basket with art supplies, school/office supplies, baby needs, potpourri, jams, baked goods, soaps, preserves etc .
# TBT 1520