This basket is made in the traditional Brenton-style frame basket, with distinctive ‘ribs’ running along the main form and a knotted handle hoop to finish. The single ties holding the vertical and horizontal elements together is referred to as ‘God’s eye’ or a ‘St Bridget’s cross’ reflecting its centrality in the design. Hilary uses a species of willow called purpurea which comes in all different tones and colours, and grows on the Dartington estate, in Devon near where she lives. Between November and March she harvests the crops herself, drying the rods and re-soaking them so they can be woven into various functional and decorative forms throughout the year.
Dimensions: Height: 30 cm, Length: 58 cm, Width: 27 cm
Care Instructions: Dust and wipe with cloth, store in a warm dry place.