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MARKET BASKETS
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Several centuries ago, and perhaps farther still, women shopped every few days for only the items they required to prepare the next meal. There were few options available for keeping food fresh or bug free, so purchases in small quantities were made on an as needed basis. Market Baskets were designed to fill this niche; being purposefully light weight, comfortably carried at the elbow and made on a more square hoop so the basket could be held close to the body. Like the handbags of today, Market Baskets were an 'accessory', and as such, reflected the finest workmanship, were often embellished with fancy basketry on the handles or dyed reed in the body of the basket.

Market Basket in Reed with Plain Wood Handle (not shown)

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Market Basket in Reed with Plain Wood Handle (not shown)

Blue Triple Stripe Accent

15L x 12W x 9D x 15H

$70.00

Market Basket in Reed with Woven Handle

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Market Basket in Reed with Woven Handle

Natural Accent

15L x 12W x 9D x 15H

$80.00