Hen/Ose/ Skye basket
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.
‘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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