When not in use, this basket looks beautiful hung on the wall. The combination of locally grown (Somerset) and French willow is a nod to what Berdoulat is all about, a traditional weaving together of our love for locally grown, locally made objects with a little French twist.
Our baskets are woven from a combination of English willow (Dicky Meadows, Purpurea) and French (Helix, Alba). The weaving process demands they are made without pause in one go, to ensure the stretch and pattern remains consistent. For Judy Simmonds who makes them for us with love in her beautiful Devon farmhouse, the making process is a form of meditation: ‘Nudging 120 carefully selected and soaked willow rods to a rhythmically precise pattern in an ever-outwardly expanding curve over several uninterrupted hours is a new challenge every time, even after ten years of making.’
Please note that owing to the willow being a natural product, and each being hand made, our baskets can vary slightly in shape, size and colour.