Hen/Ose/ Skye basket

The Ose, or Skye basketThis basket was a form of frame basket made by weaving around several main hoops and added ribs. By Dawn Susan.

A very unusual hen basket?

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This basket is made from buff willow. Found in 1972 at the recently abandoned native summer settlement at Fearnbeg, Loch Torridon, the museum notes suggest it was probably for carrying a hen.  

What we know about hen baskets

'Brigitte Bardot' basket by Donald Crawford, Ard Fern

‘Brigitte Bardot’ basket by Donald Crawford, Ard Fern This design is a very widely used and known, and there is some evidence that its origins are Scottish. The design went across the Atlantic with Ulster-Scots immigrants, who continued to use …Continue reading “What we know about hen baskets”

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The Ose, or Skye basket

Images of hen baskets and a traveller making one See also How to make frame baskets by Dawn Susan