Willow Picnic Basket
A willow picnic basket is made from the material of the famous willow trees that are found throughout the Northern hemisphere. These trees are very famous in literature and elsewhere, but have a definite application as sources of wood for various products. For picnickers it has meant beautiful and practical accessories to all of their days spent eating out in beautiful weather.
One of the more popular features of these models is their intricately woven designs. Much like wicker, this wood is malleable enough to be woven into curved and complex designs that are wonderful to look at. The warmth of the wood is also a nice feature for many people as well as the sense of looking at something from the past, even though the particular model may be brand new. Aside from the aesthetic benefit, these designs also allow for a curved and bowed out sections of the model so that it can be more easily carried as well as hold more. These shapes are also more interesting to look at and provide variety in design.
Additionally, this material is both light and strong. No one wants to lug around a lot of weight when they're just trying to enjoy a nice meal with friends and family. This wood relieves you of some of that weight, depending upon what you're eating after all. Yet, this material isn't weak. It's very strong and can handle the usual wear and tear. It can also support heavy weights so that you can load up on food and wine in your basket.
You'll love the way vintage picnic baskets can take you back in time.
Wicker Picnic Basket
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