The asymmetric border which gives the effect of a long sloping curve was designed by Polish basketmaker Stanislaw Dziubak in 1997, so in basketry terms this is a modern technique. Many basketmakers are enjoying using this fabulous border. I have been experimenting with the technique for a couple of years, increasing the scale of the baskets, using fine willows on a large scale and adding coloured willows to the sides of the baskets to give a painterly surface.
On this medium sized basket i added a vibrant red willow around the top band of weave. On the sides of the basket i mixed warm brown and cool green willows to give a mottled effect.
The willow is grown organically here in King’s Cliffe.
Originally designed as a non-functional basket, some customers who buy these baskets do find a use for them. The handle is not designed to support heavy weights.
Dimensions: H40cm x W35cm