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 to it to carry it and space in side to put equipment to carry to site.
This one has short legs that are decorated with twisted willow rope
(From an interview with Alisdair Davidson 9th Decenber 2013)