March 7, 2017

Cleaning the Basket House

I have always loved baskets - baskets of all different kinds. While most baskets have long been made from strong, fibrous materials, such as wood splints, runners, and cane, other materials such as horsehair, or metal wire can be used. Baskets are generally woven by hand - some fitted with a lid, others are left open. Over the years, I've collected a number of them from auctions and tag sales, or from the talented basket-making artisans themselves. 

When I moved to my Bedford, New York farm, I built a small structure to house my basket collection. Every so often, I try to have everything dusted and cleaned, so these beautifully hand-made containers remain in good condition. 

Here are some photos - enjoy.