Collection: Wicker Baskets

The word ‘wicker’ is thought to be of Scandinavian origin, from wika, meaning ‘to bend’, and vikkermeaning ‘willow’, in Swedish. Wicker is not in itself a material; rather, the term is used as an overall classification for goods woven from any one of a variety of materials, including cane (rattan), bamboo, reeds, etc.

Basket-weaving has been, and is, intrinsic to many of the world’s cultures and is, in fact, one of the oldest and most widespread of human activities. Indeed, wickerwork is so much a part of the history of man that it is mentioned in the myths of many primitive societies.