Willow Picking Basket
Our willow picking basket is a classic gathering basket made by European artisans as these utilitarian objects have been made for centuries. Unique in design, hand-woven from willow with a hand-stitched — not riveted — leather strap that can be worn over the shoulder, or cross body, this picking basket is a piece of art and history.
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 develops their trade by exchanging techniques with other European basketmakers.