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Cockle Selling Basket by Clare Revera is a split hazel basket which was used by the Penclawdd Cockle Women to transport and sell their wares in the Welsh Valleys. This version is an arm basket which has a fancy handle to catch the eye. This basket is an exact copy of a 100 year old basket discovered in a cockle family home in Penclawdd which is now under Clare's guardianship.
A larger and very robust version was taken to the sands for cockle gathering - as far as we know none of these survived their hard lives. The basket was made by the men of the village for the women in their family. The basket became extinct in the 1950s when the buff Stake and Strand oval version became commercially available for the cockle pickers to buy.
cm: Length 28cm, Width 15cm, Height 40cm (with handle)
inches: Length 11in, Width 5.9cm, Height 15.7in (with handle)
Care Instructions: Dust with a feather duster
Price: £960.00 Incl. VAT
This basket has been made using hazel grown locally to Clare in Pembrokeshire. It has been faithfully reproduced from a 100 year old basket discovered in a cockle family home in Penclawdd.