Materials: Willow Bark, Waxed Linen. I love the textures and colors of bark from different varieties of willow. This double walled lidded woven box features some special pieces of Salix Daphnoides bark. The box is woven in two layers joined together at the rim; the lid is just one layer. The wide strips of bark are used full width on one side of the basket, and cut thinner on the other side. The materials are willow bark and a bit of waxed linen used in the twine down borders.
H: 6.75" | W: 9.25" | D: 6.75"
Mount Vernon WA
Katherine Lewis weaves baskets on her Pacific Northwest farm where she and her husband grow basketry willows. Growing many varieties of willow provides an array of natural colors and qualities, allowing Katherine to weave baskets that are functional, durable and reflect the natural beauty of the material. Willows for weaving are cut annually, dried after harvest, and re-soaked for weaving. Katherine’s baskets are included in the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and she is honored to have been included in the traveling exhibition, Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America. She is also happy to have her baskets in use in homes across the US. www.DunbarGardens.com