Tea Basket

Tea Basket

$17.95

Measures 7″ long x 5 1/2″ wide x 4″ sides

The tea basket is designed to hold your collection of favorite teas or any item of your choice. The basket is equipped with a leather handle on each end. The tea basket is crafted in Potter County, PA, by the Owen Detweiler family. Each basket is signed and dated. Available in your choice of three weave accent colors.

Description

Tea Basket

Among our assortment of Amish made baskets you will find this tea basket, specifically designed to hold your favorite collection of teas or any other item of your choice. A leather handle attached to each end not only makes handling easy, but also adds uniqueness and character to the piece. The Owen Detweiler family from Potter County, PA, design and craft the tea basket. Each basket is signed and dated. Available in your choice of three weave color combinations:

  • black
  • burgundy
  • plain weave

When ordering, please specify your choice of weave.

Measures 7″ long x 5 1/2″ wide x 4″ 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 delivery the baskets to our location in Lancaster, PA, where we sell these beautifully handcrafted Amish baskets.

Additional information

Weight.8 lbs
Dimensions10 × 6 × 6 in
Basket Accent Color

Black, Natural, Red