Berry Basket – large

Berry Basket – large

$23.99

Large Berry Basket 

Measures 9″ long x 9″ wide with 4 1/2″ sides

This berry basket makes a great addition to any basket collection. It is a very versatile basket and can be used for papers, magazines, snacks, fruit, or towels. The berry basket is made in Potter County, PA, by the Owen Detweiler family and is signed and dated. Available in your choice of three weave accent colors.

Description

Large Berry Basket 

This handmade basket will  make a great addition to any basket collection. A very versatile basket, its uses extend beyond the original berry picker’s basket. Instead, use it to hold your papers, magazines, snacks, fruit, or towels. The berry basket is made in Potter County, PA, by the Owen Detweiler family and is signed and dated. Available in your choice of three weave color combinations:

  • natural
  • black
  • red

When ordering, please specify your choice of weave accent.

Measures 9″ long x 9″ wide with 4 1/2″ sides

The Story Behind the Baskets

Basket making is a hobby for some; but for Owen Detweiler it is also a business to support his family. For him and his family, basket making has now become a family business as well with the children and even his wife involved in the weaving, staining, signing, and marketing of the baskets. Together they work to craft beautiful, sturdy baskets and to support themselves.

The process of making a basket begins at the base. Vertical strips are tacked to the wooden bottom, and then more strips are weaved horizontally through the first strips. The weaver intertwines dyed strips throughout the basket to give it color and design. After weaving, he then adds a finishing braid around the top. Next he hand stains the piece and sets it out to dry. When the basket is dry, he adds the final touches unique to each basket: handles, lids, or lazy susan bottoms. With a flourish of the signature and date, the basket is completed. Because of their Amish heritage, the Detweilers usually hire a driver to deliver the baskets to our location in Lancaster, PA, where we sell these beautifully handcrafted Amish baskets.

Additional information

Weight0.8 lbs
Dimensions8 × 8.5 × 4.5 in
Basket Accent Color

Black, Natural, Red