Willow Cran Basket
Cran baskets were traditionally used in weighing and carrying herring. Their sizes were regulated and standardized by government decree so fishermen would never be paid too little, or too much for their catch. This standard size version is made with steamed flanders red, hazel, and chestnut willow. Used to serve or carry, for decoration or for hard work — this basket will endure for generations.
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.