Collection: Special Traditional Baskets

John makes some traditional agricultural & industrial baskets of the British Isles. Some of the basketweaving materials used to make them is scarce and the specific knowledge of how to make many of these is widely being lost. In particular, John makes some of the traditional baskets used in UK coastal regions in bygone times. These attractive baskets are sturdy and were designed for heavy use in occasional wet conditions.

Nowadays, most of the people who order these baskets do so simply because they like how they look and want to use them as interesting home storage baskets. A use for which they are eminently fit for purpose. It is this repurposing for storing blankets etc. that helps keeps them going. Others order them because they have been researching their local history or have some memory of these baskets being used in their community.

7 products
  • Eighth Cran Herring Basket
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    £75.00
  • Quarter Cran Herring Basket
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    £120.00
  • Potato basket
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    £35.00
  • Fruit Merchant's Sieve - 'Upright Bushel Basket'
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    £50.00
  • Kipper Drip Maund
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    £85.00
  • Herring Washing Maund
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    £150.00
  • Cob Maund
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    £89.00