The two small scrap baskets in the foreground are for use on a table or desk. They, as well as the two large baskets near them, are of rattan with bands of color. The large basket in the background is of dull green rush.
the only sure way to make such large baskets symmetrical. There are two inches of triple twist at the top, which makes a firm rim, and the basket is finished with the following border: After the spokes have been soaked until quite pliable, a small piece is cut out of the right side of each one, close to the weaving. This acts as a hinge, preventing the spokes breaking when they are bent sharply down. This border is in two rows; that is, the circuit of the basket is made twice, each time using a different process.