Basket works

Kilmuir Hall, Skye, site of former basket 'factory' on Skye

Hens and handbags. Some Skye basket history.

The Ose, or Skye basket

This design of basket appears to have been used for many┬ácenturies. There is some evidence that it originated here in Scotland. Scots emigrants to the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia took the design with them, adapting it to the locally available …Continue reading “Hens and handbags. Some Skye basket history.”

Machine-made lath baskets at the Crownpoint Box Factory

Crownpoint Box factory women 'chip' or fruit assembling baskets

A factory manufacturing poplar ‘chip’ baskets from 1890s – 1970s.Continue reading “Machine-made lath baskets at the Crownpoint Box Factory”