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 Northeastern U.S. woven splint gathering basket of natural reed circa late 1800's. It has an open work square bottom with substantial sides, heavy rounded rim with natural reed woven in to trim the basket top. It has a bentwood handle fastened on opposing sides. It measures 6.5"t to basket, 10.5"T to handle, 7.5"D.
This basket is in excellent condition -sturdy , tight with a lovely patina. It has many uses and would make a wonderful present for any occasion. To keep free of dust, rinse your basket with cold water and set to dry.