'Devon Maund' Woven Picnic Hamper (White)

Hilary Burns
A traditional 'Devon Maund' picnic hamper, handwoven by master basket-weaver Hilary Burns using Devon willow and hazel.

This 'Devon Maund' basket has been hand-woven from Devon willow and hazel by master basket-weaver Hilary Burns. The piece is full of delightful, considered details, from the small feet at the base to keep food off the ground to the two handles on the side of the basket for easy transportation. This item makes for a brilliant picnic hamper, but can also be used as a decorative basket.
Material: Devon willow body, hazel legs and fixings
cm: Width 40cm, Depth 30cm, Height 25cm
inches: Width 15.7in, Depth 11.8in, Height 9.8in
Care Instructions: Wipe with cloth


The Devon Maund is a traditional basket used at markets by farmers to display dairy and poultry. The products were presented by flipping the lid and placing the forked branch from the clasp under the lid to form a flat surface- perfect for displaying produce.
The Maker Hilary Burns Basket Maker - South West England

Hilary Burns is a Devon based basketmaker who grows, harvests, soaks and bends her own willow to create functional pieces and decorative baskets. Weaving has been a constant in her life, originally she trained as a fabric weaver before taking up the craft of basketry thirty years ago. In 1985, she planted several willow beds to grow her own sustainable materials – hazel, oak and ash. Her work is based on traditional techniques applied in a contemporary way to achieve a robust and natural look.

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