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Belgium Flower Basket By Lynn Schlichting

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Now woven with round reed, this basket was originally made in a small village in Ath, Belgium by a willow basket maker some time before WW2. As the story is told, the father and son made baskets for the people of Ath. But as the Germans began to occupy the country, the father and son buried their baskets out in the fields behind their house to keep the baskets from being confiscated and sent back to Germany to be utilized by the Reich. . As master craftsman they did not want to be pressed into service for the Germans. Level:Intermediate

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Description

Now woven with round reed, this basket was originally made in a small village in Ath, Belgium by a willow basket maker some time before WW2. As the story is told, the father and son made baskets for the people of Ath. But as the Germans began to occupy the country, the father and son buried their baskets out in the fields behind their house to keep the baskets from being confiscated and sent back to Germany to be utilized by the Reich. . As master craftsman they did not want to be pressed into service for the Germans. Level:Intermediate

Additional information

Weight .05 oz
Dimensions 8 × 11 × .01 in