This basket is a true nostalgic Americana piece. True to its roots, it's hewn from New England ash trees by a 162-year-old basket company.
In the event of a spill, gently wash with soap and water and then wipe dry. Linseed (flaxseed) oil will restore luster if the wood looks brittle.
The baskets start out as raw ash from the New England ash tree that grows in hydric soil and low-altitude forests. Ash logs are fed through a planer to reduce the thickness and give each piece of wood a smooth surface suitable for weaving. The wood is then put into water to soften and prepare it for the weaving process. After the baskets have been shaped and cut, they are sanded and trimmed by hand.
The beauty of a basket is in its versatility and utility. This pie basket is built strong to carry 2 delicious pies at once. Remove tray to use as a picnic basket or to bring a dish to a backyard party. The strong ash wood, tight construction of the weave, and smooth wooden handles attached to rivets offer added strength and easy schlepping.
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