Ciosan

Ciosan from Uist, probably made from marram grass wrapped with willow or bramble. Highland Folk MuseumQP4The ciosan is a small, closely woven basket, formerly made on the Western Isles and along the west coast. It is a coiled basket made from sea-bent (marram grass), or sometimes straw. The coils are stitched together using twine made from rush, marram, even split willow or bramble, or bought twine.

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Images of ciosans from the Highland Folk Museum , Bernera Museum, Uig Historical Society Museum

Ciosan

Ciosan from Uist, probably made from marram grass wrapped with willow or bramble. Highland Folk MuseumQP4

The ciosan ┬áThe ciosan is a small, closely woven basket, formerly made on the Western Isles and along the west coast. It is a coiled basket made from sea-bent (marram grass), or sometimes straw. The coils are stitched together using …Continue reading “Ciosan”