The Birch Basket is a contemporary artistic container woven by hand, from specially selected Birch and Willow. It is an intricately made and very delicate basket. Hand crafted by Diane Carton, it is a made to order basket, and each basket is unique and an individual piece of craftsmanship. The basket measures approx 17″ / 43cm in diameter and 9″ / 22.8cm high.
Pattern and Colour: The birch and willow used for your basket is hand grown in Ireland and is 100% carbon neutral. The colour of Willow can change from season to season, and baskets being completely handmade, will have slight differences in weave tension, so colours and pattern will vary slightly from these photographs and will not be exactly the same.
Lead Time: The Birch Basket is made-to-order and takes approx eight weeks to produce.
Caring for your Willow Basket: As with all wood, willow is a natural material that is impacted by the environment it’s in, over time light will effect it’s colour and extreme changes in temperature and humidity will cause it to expand and contract. Use a duster, dry cloth or vacuum cleaner to remove dust, use warm soapy water to clean any stains and if mold or mildew forms clean the area with a mild lemon juice and water solution then rinse thoroughly to prevent dis-colouration and dab dry. If your environment is very dry and warm, leaving your basket out in a summer shower once a year will restore moisture content and prevent your basket from drying out and becoming brittle.