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Saffron Basket

The artefact

This remarkable round shaped basket used to gather saffron is robust, and comes with a practical handle. It is entirely handcrafted using the weft and warp weaving technique. Characterised by ever different manufacture, this artefact is mainly made with cane and the woven bottom is made with wild olive and white willow wood.


Materiali: Reeds, Oleaster, Willow, Mirto
Tecniche di lavorazione: Crossover weaving in Sardinia
Dimensioni: Diameter 32 cm; Height 50 cm
Località di produzione: Villaputzu

Artigiano: Antonello Utzeri
Settore: Webbing

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Crafting technique: Crossover weaving in Sardinia
Materials: Reeds Oleaster Willow Mirto