Orkney Chairs and other Seats

As well as the famous Orkney chairs a variety of other seats use basketry techniques

Willow Chair

Chair made by Alisdair Davidson for The Museum of Highland Life

This is an example of a type of woven chair used in Scotland

Gillie’s Basket

A Gillie's Basket

The gillie’s basket was used as a fisherman’s seat used by anglers to sit on while fishing. It was also by the ladies (or gentlemen) of the estates to sit on during hunting trips It had a strap that attached …Continue reading “Gillie’s Basket”