Using Basketry to Store and Dispose of Food
When people think of gift baskets they usually think of one of two things: a gift basket filled with generic or store bought items that can be put directly into a drawer or placed on a shelf. However, gift baskets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to fit any occasion, theme, or lifestyle. These gifts can be presented to family members, friends, or business associates for any occasion. For corporate gifts or thank you gifts, there is no better solution than to give a basket.
A typical basket is a generic container designed to hold goods that can be used to store clothing, dishes, household goods, and much more. A typical basket is typically constructed out of stiff, woven fibers and is made from various other materials, such as wood, runner, and wicker. Baskets can be made out of plant materials as well, such as baleen, horsehair, or other metal based materials. Baskets also are usually handmade by hand with a basic woven basket weave.
There are many types of baskets, and there are many types of baskets. Two of the most popular types of baskets are the wicker basket and the basketry. Wicker baskets are typically woven from branches, twigs, reed, grasses, and other plants that are used for basket making. Basketry baskets, on the other hand, are containers made of various materials such as metal, ceramic tile, terracotta clay, paper, fabric, leather, or cork. The majority of basketry is hand crafted.
Basketry baskets are usually used to hold kitchenware and are often found stacked on top of each other in a pantry. Another type of basket commonly found in a kitchen is the bas ket, also known as a wicker basket or a stock basket. A bas ket is a basket in which you place all your dry ingredients and liquids, such as flour, sugar, eggs, or milk, in a single basket. Then, you would stack the entire basket on top of one another until it reached the top of the counter. Traditionally, bas ket basket makers stack the wicker basket on top of each other in the kitchen.
Basketry was a common form of storage of goods for the ancient Egyptians, who used reed twigs to make large storage containers made of woven flexible material. Basketry containers made of reed twigs could be stretched tight to prevent insects from invading the contents, which was an important part of their lives during their time. The early Greeks used twigs, branches, grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables as a flexible material to make baskets for storing food. In fact, Greeks invented the word “basket” from the Greek words kerats meaning grain, and tessos meaning string.
Today, there are a variety of shapes and sizes available in a basket. You can even buy a woven metal hoop for making a colorful container made of inexpensive or recycled material. With a little creativity and imagination you can make a lovely basket for any purpose.