Willow Butcher's Arm Basket
Arm baskets of this size were traditionally used by butcher’s boys when they made deliveries door to door. This modern interpretation features a comfortable plait handle, and is perfect for carrying good things to eat to and from your home or market. When it’s not working, we like to fill this versatile vessel with breads, fruits, or even fragrant boughs — depending on the season.
Norfolk cultivates 30 varieties of willow at their home in Southwest France. Using their own willow in concert with varieties from Somerset and the Touraine in the Loire Valley allows them to control the process from start to finish. Blending a full range of East Anglian fishing, agricultural, and domestic basketware with traditional French and Spanish styles, Norfolk continuously develop their trade by exchanging techniques with other European basketmakers.
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