A basket is typically a flat container designed from strong ropes and made of various materials, such as wood, wicker, bamboo, and canvas. While many baskets are still made of plant fibers, other materials like metal wire, horsehair, or wicker can also be used. Baskets generally are woven manually.
When talking about baskets, it will be assumed that the most commonly known types of baskets, the common willow baskets and the birdbaths are what people usually think of when the word basket is mentioned. But the truth is that there are several other types of baskets used every day. The following is a brief list of some of the other types of baskets that are used for daily purposes.
Stocking: This is the type of basket that is often thought of when someone mentions basket weaving. Stocking is when a person takes a stock of goods and brings it directly to their home so they can begin to store them. The stock can be any product that can fit in a regular size basket. Some examples of stock, you can use include, fresh vegetables, dry fruits, cleaning supplies, chocolates, and even fish.
Basket weaving: Basket weaving is when someone takes a woven basket and creates a frame to hold things within. Baskets used in this type of activity are called gourds hampers or basket gourds. They are containers that are used to hold dry fruits. Other examples of gourds that can be woven into baskets include, raisins, dates, grapes, olives, figs, raisins, dates, and pears.
Museum Art: A lot of people look at basket making and wonder how these baskets end up in museums. Many people view these as simple containers that are meant to hold things. Some art museum specialists actually have a vision of how these types of baskets were created to display objects in the museum. Some examples of baskets used in museums include: pottery, wooden bowls, wicker baskets, and even paperweight. As you can see, there are many possibilities for baskets and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to basket making.
When it comes to knowing more about this popular pastime and hobby, there are various ways to go about it including: searching the internet, talking with others who participate in this fun pastime, visiting a variety of shops, and taking a look at various baskets and items. You can also participate in the creation of a basket trade between friends and family members. There are many gift shops in the UK that carry numerous basket products. If you know someone that would like to invest in some products for basket making, why not get together for an evening and talk about this popular hobby? I’m sure you will all enjoy this classic gift!