Shopping Baskets

Shopping baskets came in a variety of shapes and sizes

Shopping basket used in Lewis

This shopping basket originally belonged to Margaret James of Lewis and was used by her during the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. It is made from stripped willow and for the siding and handle wrapping split willow has been used.  It …Continue reading “Shopping basket used in Lewis”

Shopping Basket Gallery

A selection of shopping baskets from museums and private collections

A Glasgow Shopping Basket

Shopping Basket used in Glasgow in the first half of 20th Century. This basket belongs to Jean Johnson (now of Arran), but originally belonged to her grandmother who used it for shopping from her tenement in Glasgow. It is a …Continue reading “A Glasgow Shopping Basket”

Traveller making a shopping basket

Travellers often made baskets to sell and according to SCRAN this is a picture of traveler John White making a shopping basket in Edinburgh in 1959.